Chelsea: Antonio Conte orders his players in for Christmas Day trainingGETTY

Antonio Conte wants his Chelsea players in for training on Christmas Day

Premier League bosses face the annual dilemma of whether to summon their squads in for training ahead of their Boxing Day fixture.

Despite his team racking up nine wins on the spin and sitting top of the Premier League tree, Grinch-like Conte will drag his players in to the club’s Cobham HQ.

“The players will definitely train on Christmas Day”

Antonio Conte

“It is important to plan training sessions but also to see how things go because you can make changes for various reasons.” he said.

“The players will definitely train on Christmas Day, for sure, but it could be either in the morning or the afternoon.”

Chelsea: Antonio Conte orders his players in for Christmas Day trainingGETTY

Chelsea players will report to their training ground on Christmas Day

Conte has also told his Chelsea players to forget about a Christmas knees-up.

Starsport earlier reported that .

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Antonio Conte does not want his players going overboard at Christmas

But Conte does not want his players going overboard and he said: “I think Christmas is a particular day and the best thing is to stay with your family.

“It’s important to celebrate Christmas, yes, in the right way. I must be honest, I’d prefer they stayed at home and celebrated with the family. Not a great party.”

Source: http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/570159/Chelsea-Antonio-Conte-Christmas-Day-Training-Gossip