The transfer window wasn’t great for Chelsea, but imagine the mess under a different coach. At least they don’t have Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger or, heaven forbid, Pep Guardiola.
No elite coach in the league is better at coaching bad players
Antonio Conte has been given a thinner and weaker squad than desired thanks to a chaotic summer of doomed bids, bungled negotiations and painful rejections. As Mourinho and Guardiola have reeled in their chief targets, the Italian has seen at least four players slip off the hook.
Yet Chelsea already have the remedy. Conte has a way of turning water into wine, based on a recipe that puts hard work above pure talent. Give him a bunch of limited grafters and he’ll still make it work. No elite figurehead in the league is better at coaching bad players.
Source : https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/why-chelseas-summer-nowhere-near-bad-you-think-and-its-all-because-antonio-conte