Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says his family will be with him for Christmas.

Conte will be joined for Christmas by his wife and daughter for a family get-together, but he will carry on working, rather than go on holiday to Lecce, Dubai or stay at home in Turin, and leave gift shopping to his wife.

“It’s very strange for us,” he said.

“In this period, we’re used to going on holiday for a week.

“But it’s important for me, at Christmas, to stay with my family.

“You have to celebrate Christmas with the family. It’s not important where you stay, but it’s important to stay together with your family.

“I don’t like to buy gifts. I don’t like this. My wife does this. She is a fantastic person.

“I don’t like going to the shops. My wife spends the right money, not a lot of money.”