After their Asian Tour, in which they played three games, Chelsea are back in Europe.
Antonio Conte’s side is preparing his first official match of the season: the Community Shield vs Arsenal at Wembley.
First of all, however , the Blues manager believes his players have to rest after the tour and three games in just eight days.
“Now it is difficult to tell how far off we are,” Conte said as reported by the Daily Mirror -“We have to continue to work. My players are very tired because they played three games in only eight days. With this temperature and humidity, players are always the same and they will be tired. It is important to rest and to come back to London and restart work”.
Then, on Sunday, Chelsea will play vs Arsenal for the Community Shield: “It is not a friendly game. It is an official game and there is a trophy so for us it must be important,” – Conte continued. – “Every fixture has its own history and now we have to play another game. We lost the final of the FA Cup and it was a pity as we were in a position to win. But Arsenal won. Now this is another story, we must be able to fight and be able to win.”