Chelsea's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata eyes the ball during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge in London on January 13, 2018. AFP / Tolga AKMEN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE.
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Antonio Conte believes Chelsea's grueling schedule and a lack of squad depth are to blame for the champions' recent struggles.Conte's side lacked energy and drive as they were forced to settle for a dour 0-0 draw against 10-man Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. For the first time in the club's history, Chelsea have endured three successive goalless draws after an FA Cup stalemate at Norwich and a League Cup blank against Arsenal.Conte hinted Chelsea's energy levels are affecting results because he doesn't have the quality players in reserve to keep his team fresh and performing at a high level.Four successive draws in all competitions have featured Chelsea missing a host of chances to kill off opponents, with Spain striker Alvaro Morata completely out of form.After scoring regularly at the start of his first season in England, Morata has netted only three times in 14 appearances, with no goals in his last five matches.But Conte is adamant Morata isn't the only one to blame for Chelsea's profligacy.
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