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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, on Saturday reiterated his stance on Diego Costa being out of his plans for the season.

He made this disclosure in a post-match interview with the BBC.

Conte said he is focused on achieving the best results with the players in the team moments after losing 3-2 to Burnley.

He said: “We must focus on working very hard with these players. As for the transfer market, the club is trying to do the best. I am not worried, I am ready to fight with these players. I repeat: it is important for us to concentrate on our work, to be focused every day in training and to try to work in our best way. No excuses.

“Morata is very important and it’s important that he now adapts himself to our philosophy – today he played a good game with the right intensity. Now he has to continue to work with all the rest of our players.

“I prefer not to answer questions about Diego Costa – for me it’s in the past.”

Antonio Conte had, at the end of last season, sent Diego Costa a text message telling him to seek a move away from Stamford Bridge.

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Oladapo Okeowo is an OAU alumnus with over half a decade publishing experience. He lives in Lagos and can be found where the coffee is black, the book is enthralling, the movie is popping and Arsenal is playing. Dapo is an Assistant Editor at Concise News.

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