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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was asked if the board is looking for a replacement in attack as some reports suggested a potential move for Andy Carroll, Edin Dzeko and Peter Crouch.

The italian manager said: “In this moment I can talk about Morata and Batshuayi. It is not right to talk about the characteristics of other players. I have always said that I am happy to work with my players and improve them. Every striker has their own characteristics. Morata and Batshuayi, I am happy to work with my players and I don’t want to talk about other players. It is not right” 

“My answer is the same. I am not interested in this conversation. To be respectful for my players and other players of other clubs. This is period is a transfer market, if something happens you are the first media to know the news”.

“As you know very well that it is not right to talk about players on other teams. There is a transfer period and if something happens then you might be the one to know first”.

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Chelsea’s number one is prepared for a tough ride as the league leaders host Stoke.

Chelsea won the reverse fixture 2-0 in December but the Belgium believes the visitors will have learnt from that game.

Courtois is prepared to deal with Stoke’s direct approach but that’s easier said than done.

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Courtois

He said: “We handled it very well, so I’m sure they will play the same and I hope I can come for the crosses as I did there.

“Of course now they know also in that moment I came for the crosses so they will maybe put one or two guys on me.

“Maybe it will be harder.”

Courtois highlighted Peter Crouch as Stoke’s main threat and the main who could cause the Blues problems.

He added: “I have to try to help the team on that aspect because with the tall Peter Crouch it’s not easy for the defenders to win headers against him, so I have to help the defence.

“I hope I can do that.

“You know he is dangerous on crosses and corners so you have to approach it a little bit differently.

“Maybe I will have to come for more crosses to shut down the danger and help the defenders in front of me.”

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