Conte desperate to improve Chelsea squad

Man Utd paid Chelsea £40m to sign Nemanja Matic

The 24-year-old believes the significant fee - a club record for Antonio Conte's side - means he is likely to face additional criticism but he says it is too early to judge his performances.

"I have sympathy for him [Conte]", the Arsenal manager said, "but do I..."

The Italian led the Blues from 10th the previous campaign to the Premier League trophy last season. In these 10 days he is improving his physical condition and is starting to understand what we want, but he needs time to understand to adapt to our style of football.

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GETTY Frank Lampard believes Matic was the one who pushed through a move to Man Utd

The Premier League champions have signed four players this summer but have sold several squad players from last season's title win.

Since the end of last season, transfer records have been shattered across the country as over one billion pounds has changed hands in a frenzy that could well set a new high for a single window.

Morata has said previously that he was motivated to join Chelsea in order to work with Conte, who signed him for Juventus three years ago before leaving to take charge of Italy.

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"I heard whispers at the back end of last season that he wanted to go and even if the club can not come out and say too much about that, maybe there was an element of that in play here when this deal went through".

Swansea's purchase of Roque Mesa for 11 million pounds looks a bargain for a player whose slick passing stood out for Las Palmas last season.

"I admit it's a very important amount but I have the personality to play calmly and to stay on my path", Morata told Marca. "Because to finish with 93 points, to finish with 30 wins, it won't be easy". As a Chelsea fan you're always going to want more: 'Can we buy the best players? I feel I've put up a strong case for my two recommended bets but they could easily go the other way, and that's also true of my final wager.

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When pressed if the forward could leave before the end of the transfer Wenger responded emphatically: "No". Cech initially tipped over Riyad Mahrez's shot but the latter turned provider from the resulting corner.

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"Overall I believe that it's down to us".

Manchester City also sits as the +185 favorite on the odds to win the EPL title this season.

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