Michy Batshuayi and David Luiz were angry when they were substituted against Palace and Roma respectively. With both taking place in successive games, Conte felt it was important to put a stop to it.
He told his squad in the build-up to Saturday’s match against Watford that such behaviour is not acceptable and stressed the need to stick together after going three games without a win.
Those words had the desired effect as Chelsea came from behind to beat Watford 4-2.
Noticeably, Luiz and Batshuayi responded positively to Conte’s comments. The former played through the pain barrier after going into the match with a calf injury while Batshuayi scored two goals.