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Antonio Conte unhappy with Chelsea board over lack of striking options

Antonio Conte unhappy with Chelsea board over lack of striking options

Conte frustrated with limited attacking options

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is reportedly angry with the club's hierarchy after they failed to strengthen their forward options sufficiently during the summer transfer window.

The Blues only recruited Alvaro Morata to bolster their frontline in the summer, and this has left Conte frustrated with the Spaniard now on the sidelines.

Morata sustained a hamstring injury during the 1-0 loss to Manchester City last weekend, and he remains a huge doubt to make the matchday squad for the trip to Crystal Palace following the international break.

According to The Times, the 48-year-old feels the Blues handled the pursuit of Fernando Llorente poorly after they allowed him to join London rivals Tottenham Hotspur prior to August's transfer deadline.

Conte is also unsatisfied by the Blues' decision to send Tammy Abraham on a season-long loan to Swansea City when he could have been a valuable addition to the Blues attack.

Michy Batshuayi is currently the sole fit striker in the Blues' ranks, but the Belgian is yet to convince Conte of his abilities having been regularly benched in the Premier League.

Conte played with Willian in a typical false 9 role following Morata's early substitution against Manchester City last weekend, while Batshuayi only came on in the 73rd minute.