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11th Feb 2017

Antonio Conte’s reaction to Joey Barton’s name being mentioned is priceless

Poor Joey...

Simon Lloyd

Antonio Conte has rightly received plenty of plaudits in his first season with Chelsea.

After a couple of early defeats, the Italian made a few adjustments in defence, settled on a system and set about turning the Premier League title race into an absolute cakewalk.

With Chelsea currently nine points clear, Conte has earned a reputation as a perfectionist with an eye for detail this season. So, with a trip to Burnley on Sunday, you’d expect the former Juventus man to know everything about his opponents, wouldn’t you?

Well, as this clip from his pre-match press conference shows, Conte didn’t seem all too familiar with a certain Joseph Barton, who rejoined the Lancashire club recently after his unsuccessful stint north of the border with Rangers.

“Do you know much about their players,” asked a reporter. “Do you know much about people like Joey Barton?”

A confused Conte can be seen checking with his interpreter. After a bit if clarification, Conte appears none the wiser.

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