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Conte: Chelsea season not that bad! These players are determined

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says speculation over his future shouldn't affect his players.

Chelsea have secured just two wins in ten matches.

"Honestly, I don't think so," he said. "I don't think talking about my future can affect the players. Otherwise, from the first game we lost against Burnley, this could have happened.

"My players are not used to it, but they are getting used to these rumours and speculation. But, for sure, I'm very happy. I'm very happy with the commitment of my players, and the behaviour of my players.

"The players show me every day they want to overcome this situation. [But] we are talking about a team that is fourth in the league, that is preparing to face the game against Barcelona.

"We are in the FA Cup competition, and we reached the semi-finals in the Carabao Cup. Yeah, I think we understand that, when you lose two games in a row, the situation is not simple. But, maybe, we are increasing the difficulty of this team."

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