Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has admitted Michael Emenalo’s departure in November was a big loss for Chelsea.
Conte also admitted Emenalo helped him a lot during his time as Chelsea’s technical director.
“To lose Michael, it was a big loss for us, yes,” said Conte before the game at Newcastle.
“I think so, I think so. Also because Michael did a great job for this club for many years. Last season he helped me a lot during the season.
“This season, until he left, he helped me a lot. I remember very well he left just after the Manchester United game … For me, for sure, it was a big loss in November.”