Tottenham press conference live: Antonio Conte on Chelsea defeat, Lo Celso’s absence and transfers
Antonio Conte holds his press conference following the 2-0 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Italian had to name a reshuffled line-up due to injuries sustained in the dramatic win at Leicester City in midweek, which saw his normal back three switch to a more traditional 4-4-2 line-up.
Conte has also decided to leave Giovani Lo Celso, Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele out of his matchday squad, although none of them are suffering from injuries.
Instead, he named Development Squad midfielder Harvey White on the bench in their place in what appeared to be a statement as the transfer window reached its final eight days.
The first half brought few chances on either side.
Tottenham had the ball in Chelsea’s net through Harry Kane but it was ruled out after the striker was said to have pushed Thiago Silva beforehand.
The hosts broke the deadlock early in the second half, with Hakim Ziyech curling a terrific shot into the top left corner of the net with Hugo Lloris left helpless.
The second goal came shortly after, Mason Mount’s free-kick tipped into the box and headed by Silva without too much pressure from the Spurs defenders around him.
Tottenham huffed and puffed but couldn’t find their way back into the game for the remainder of the second half.
Our Tottenham correspondent Alasdair Gold is among those asking Conte the questions after the game.
Scroll down for his latest updates from the press conference at Stamford Bridge.