Conte enacts ban on his players

Blues chief Antonio Conte has reportedly barred his squad from participating in promotional work, after goalie Thibaut Courtois sustained an injury last week while filming a basketball advert.

Sources claim that the Godfather feels that there are a lot of distractions surrounding his men, which has resulted in the league leaders losing their form in recent matches, that has seen them reduce their lead atop the Premier League to four points after back-to-back losses.

Courtois returned to training ahead of their FA Cup semi-finals match against league rivals and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur, but the Belgian found stringent measures put in place by the tactician which have also reduced the number of visitors who have access to their training compound at Cobham.

Conte expects his squad to finish the season strong so that they can secure the team’s second Premier League title in three years, and continue to add onto his impressive coaching résumé, which has established him as one of the top coaches in the world of football.