Chelsea’s Antonio Conte warns Atlético Madrid to prepare for Europa League
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Antonio Conte was in bullish temper earlier than Chelsea’s last Champions League group fixture, telling opponents Atlético Madrid: “You could be in good type, however so are we.”
Atlético have reached the Champions League last twice previously three seasons and are unbeaten domestically, however even victory won’t be sufficient to see them qualify for this yr’s knockout phases. Chelsea beat Atlético 2-1 on the Wanda Metropolitano in September and Conte warned his rival that “taking part in the Europa League can occur”.