Conte unsure over January plans

English Premier League

The Blues have already dropped 14 points off the pace of runaway leaders Manchester City following their 1-0 loss against London rivals West Ham on Saturday.

And while reinforcements in the upcoming transfer window seem necessary, Conte believes the time it takes players to settle and new clubs and in new leagues negates their potential impact in the final months of the campaign.

"I don't know because in January you have to wait the right time to adapt new players in our idea of football."

"I have to be realistic, we have to face this situation with these players. I'm happy to play with these players. January is too far and I don't know what will happen on [in] January.

"I'm the coach, I can give my opinion, but the club has to take the best decision in the summer, in January, next summer. It's normal this."