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Antonio Conte reveals when new Chelsea signings will play


Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed he’s reluctant to start the new Chelsea signings straight away.

Chelsea head coach has confirmed that new signings Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud will have to wait to gain their first start as a Chelsea player.

The Blues secured two signings on deadline day with left wing-back Emerson Palmieri from Roma and Olivier Giroud from Arsenal completing their moves to Chelsea.

But Antonio Conte has confirmed that they will have to wait a bit until they make their first starts with both players still recovering from recent injuries.

Emerson has been recovering from a bad ACL injury while Giroud has a problem with his hamstring.

Conte said: “We have to wait. Especially for Palmieri, we are talking about a player who is coming back from a bad injury. He has played only one game, in the Italian Cup against Torino.

“Olivier is coming back from a muscular injury and was out for 50 days before playing 15 minutes against Swansea.

“You have to try and make the best decisions to bring these two players to the best physical condition, and then work with them. It’s important to adapt them to our idea of football.”

Conte also confirmed that Alvaro Morata is still suffering with a back injury and will be unavailable for the game against Watford.

“Alvaro is still out. I hope to be able to solve his situation. For a problem in his back, he’s missing a lot of games, and this is not a good situation for me or the team. I hope in the future that the medical department is able to solve this situation.”

Meanwhile, Andreas Christensen has been ruled out for the clash against Watford while David Luiz and Willian could be available after recovering from their injuries.

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