Antonio Conte believes that not playing in the Champions League this season will be beneficial for his Chelsea side.
Speaking to Englishe media in the USA he stated that he will have more time to work with his players during the week if he doesn’t have to think about mid-week games in the European competition.
“Not playing in the Champions League could be an opportunity because I will be able to work more with my players.
“If you ask me if I prefer this situation, I don’t because Chelsea must be in this competition. You do feel like you’re missing something when you’re not involved in the Champions League. It is a special competition and you want to play in it every year.
“But because we are not, I will have a whole week to train with my players and that gives me a chance to work with them more compared to Chelsea managers in previous seasons.”