Conte has already vented his frustration with the timing of his arrival, desperate to whip his new squad into shape.
“I have just arrived, only two days,” Conte explained.
“In one day, I have to prepare the game against Everton, and then many players have to go with national teams. We need time. We need time to work.
“This is the only aspect that I am a bit scared, a bit afraid. But I know that there is this type of situation, and for this reason, we need a bit of patience.”