Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are trying to build for the future by developing young players, rather than using “words or money”.
“As you can see, we are working a lot also with, for example, [Ethan] Ampadu,” Conte told reporters.
“He’s only 17 years old. [Andreas] Christensen is only 21 years old. [Tiemoue] Bakayoko is only 23, [Davide] Zappacosta only 25.
“We took a lot of young players. With Christensen, we are trying to develop the young players of the academy.
“I think we are doing a fantastic job. We are trying to build something important with work – not with words or money.”