Chelsea manager Antonio Conte made a dig at Jose Mourinho last week when talking about the season ahead. 

The season after Mourinho won the league with Chelsea, the club suffered terrible form, and Conte has insisted he wants to avoid a “Mourinho season”.

Two years ago Chelsea finished 10th. That cannot happen again. We know the difficulty and for sure we want to avoid the Mourinho season with Chelsea.

The coaches of the previous two champions both lost their jobs and we are working very well to find the best solutions and use them.

Mourinho was asked if he had a response to Conte’s remarks. 

“I could answer in many different ways but I am not going to lose my hair to speak about Antonio’s comments,” Mourinho said.

Conte went bald several years ago but after three bouts of hairtransplant surgery, now has a full head of hair.