Antonio Conte denies Chelsea transfer policy demands amid talk of new deal

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This season in the Premier League, Antonio Conte is on the verge of winning the League title with Chelsea as the Blues are now topping the standings and are favored to be crowned Champions at the end of the season.

Right wing-back Moses had been a doubt for the trip to the bet365 Stadium, having failed to finish Monday's FA Cup quarter-final clash with Manchester United due to a calf injury.

"He trained well. I think he is available for the the game against Stoke", said the Italian.

Asked if Mourinho was wrong to sell De Bruyne and Lukaku, Conte said in a press conference earlier today: "It's always very hard to take always the best decision".

He's now joint-top of the Premier League's scoring charts alongside Harry Kane, with 19, and is well on course to claim a personal-best haul this season, just five shy of the 25 goals he mustered up across all competitions in 2015/16.

"If you don't pay attention to one player in training and don't want to improve him, it's a lack of respect for that player".

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"Sometimes it can happen that you think one thing and then, in the future, something else happens". Not when a player tries to make the best starting XI and to try and win.

After defender Marcos Alonso fouled Joe Allen in Chelsea's 18-yard area, the Austrian stepped up and slid the ball under the 'keeper (Above) to seal a resounding victory, which may have given hope to the likes of Tottenham and Manchester City in the 2016-17 Premier League title race.

Conte says he does not distinguish between youngsters like Kurt Zouma and Nathaniel Chalobah and his established stars when running sessions or picking his team for matches. "For me, they are Chelsea players".

"For me, they are not young players", he added. That is normal for me.

It meant youngsters like Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ole Aina, Michy Batshuayi and Nathan Ake - as well as experienced players like John Terry and Asmir Begovic - were omitted.

Liam is ESPN FC's Chelsea correspondent.

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