Antonio Conte has told Jose Mourinho to stop talking about Chelsea after the Manchester United boss suggested the Italian was “crying” about his injury situation.
Mourinho, speaking after United’s 1-0 win in Lisbon on Wednesday night, did not name names but it was clear he was thinking of his former club Chelsea and Conte, his successor as boss, when he talked of other managers who “cry and cry and cry” about injuries.
And, when the subject was broached after Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Roma, Conte retaliated.
“A lot of time Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea,” Conte said.
“A lot of time, also last season. I think he has to think about his team and stop… to look at himself, not the others.”
Chelsea are already without N’Golo Kante, Victor Moses (both hamstring) and Danny Drinkwater (calf).
And David Luiz suffered a calf injury against Roma which could make him doubtful for Saturday’s clash with Watford, when Chelsea will be seeking to avoid three straight Premier League losses after defeats to Manchester City and