'Contempt' with Jose Mourinho mutual - Antonio Conte

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On the other hand, Allegri is contracted until 2020 with the Italian club and the Bianconeri arenot keen on letting him go.

Other managers believed to be on the shortlist are Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone and Napoli's Maurizio Sarri. There's not much proven quality outside the strongest matchday 18.

Finally, the outspoken Italian refuted claims that Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is changing the philosophy at the Catalan club by recruiting expensive players.

Wolves are also thought to be interested in the 21-year-old midfielder. "I am sure that this is a [tough] period but this period is normal and every player can pass this kind of situation".

Maddison has been in excellent touch for the Canaries this season, registering six goals and five assists in the Championship. The first time he insulted me I had a response, a response that I know that touched the point where he really feels hurt. "I think when a person insults another, you can expect a response". With Conte evidently lacking faith in the ability of backup striker Michy Batshuayi, which has probably knocked the 24-year-old's confidence and limited his effectiveness when he has been deployed, as Morata's toils up front have continued so have Chelsea's. He is a young player who had only one season he played with regularity for Marseille. "In the first half Leicester ran more than us", Conte said. "A gaping hole right in it".

"What has never happened to me and will never happen is to be suspended for match-fixing", he explained.

Jamie Vardy is fit to return after missing Leicester's trip to former club Fleetwood last weekend but Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Danny Simpson are all out injured.

"Chelsea are a very good defensive team", he said. "It's very simple", Conte said earlier in the season.

In a potentially pivotal weekend at the bottom of the table, West Brom and Swansea could find their survival hopes severely compromised. PSG could be an exciting option for both, with huge paychecks and board's backing for new transfer targets awaiting them.

Leicester have lost successive away games in the division, having been unbeaten in the previous seven.

Ranieri didn't even get a year after winning the Premier League. The Chelsea manager's initial reaction to the "clown" comment certainly reflected someone who was releasing a lot of pent-up thoughts.

Probability of away win: 7%.