Conte: Club will decide transfers

English Premier League

The Blues are expected to strengthen their options in the January transfer period after falling 13 points off the pace in their own Premier League title defence.

Conte, though, says he can only give the Stamford Bridge board his recommendations for new recruits, but that the club will have the final say in bringing in new players.

"I give my opinion when I speak with my club but the club always has the last word," Conte said.

"Like in the summer and it will be the same in January and then we divide the responsibility between me and the club. Not only me, not only the club, but together.

"I am very happy to work with my players, then if the squad is big enough to play in all the competitions? Only time will tell this. If we have to work as we are in the Champions League, semi final of the Carabao Cup and we are fighting for the best position in the league.

“I think we are doing a really good job with my players."