Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has hit back at the English Premier League’s decision to arrange his side’s away clash with Liverpool for Saturday next week, the Evening Standard claims.
The Premier League Champions face a tough couple of months ahead, with a number of matches to be played.
On Wednesday night, they lock horns with Qarabag in the UEFA Champions League away from home in a vital clash.
Chelsea will return home immediately, probably the early hours of Thursday, left with little or no time to prepare for Saturday’s away match with Liverpool at Anfield.
This has evidently frustrated Antonio Conte, who has blasted League Authorities for scheduling his team that way, and described it as abnormal.
“We [Chelsea] play Qarabag on Wednesday [night], we [Chelsea] get back to [the City of] London at about 5am to 6am on Thursday [morning] and then play a match against Liverpool on Saturday [evening]. Is this [schedule] normal? I [Antonio Conte] don’t think so.
If people [Authorities] want more balance in this [Premier] league they must pay attention when making the fixtures”.
The Blues are on a decent run of form and continued their good spell with a 4-0 victory away at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
Goals from Spaniard Alvaro Morata, wing-back Marcos Alonso and a brace from Belgium international playmaker Eden Hazard helped the West London club to another important win.