Begovic reveals why he wants to leave Chelsea

Antonio Conte respects Branislav Ivanovic's decision to seek a move away from Chelsea, but would be sad to lose a Stamford Bridge "legend".

"I truly believed there was a chance and something could happen, and ultimately I didn't get as many games as I would have liked".

That was Ivanovic's most recent Premier League start and Chelsea subsequently enjoyed a 13-match winning run, with Victor Moses preferred as right wing-back and Cesar Azpilicueta on the right of a three-man central defence.

He has made 16 appearances this season, but half of those have been as a substitute.

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Conte admits that the situation regarding Begovic and his potential replacement will be clearer on Tuesday, but again reiterated that the Bosnian won't be sold before a new goalkeeper is signed by Chelsea.

'I find it very hard, not playing for a long time and that's something that I would like to do.

"The FA Cup is a good opportunity to see these young players, the improvement of these players, and I'm satisfied by what I saw today".

"I have no idea what's happening with him", said Brentford manager Dean Smith, who brought Hogan off the bench in the 64th minute against Chelsea.

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Despite seeing more of the ball and showing better quality, though, they could not find the net, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek went close to adding a third for the Blues just before the hour when his clipped effort hit the crossbar. With the Serbian expected to leave the club by the end of the transfer window, it was a fitting way for him to go out at Stamford Bridge.

"This season he is not playing a lot with us".

Conte plans to rotate his options against Brentford due to the proximity of key games against Premier League title rivals.

"I have spoken with the boss - we are quite open about it, he knows I am desperate to play, and that's all it is really", he is quoted saying by the Mirror. I think we will have to wait until tomorrow to see the situation. It would be a waste not to play and show people what I can do.'Chelsea have been strongly linked with Celtic's Craig Gordon as a possible replacement for Begovic.

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Chelsea play Liverpool next Tuesday night and Arsenal on February 4.


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