Conte ‘satisfied with physical condition’ of Ross Barkley after £15m move

Conte ‘satisfied with physical condition’ of Ross Barkley after £15m move

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“We must be satisfied with his physical condition,” said Chelsea boss Antonio Conte when asked whether new signing Ross Barkley could feature for the Blues soon.

The Italian manager believes Barkley could be fully fit for the FA Cup replay against Norwich City later this month: “He is working very hard these days and maybe for the next game against Norwich he could be available to be in contention” Conte stated.

He added: “I hope so, because if he continues in this way, why not? This guy is not 100 per cent ready but I think he can start to help us for the rest of this season”.