Chelsea: Antonio Conte Enforces Strict Dietary Rules For Blues Stars

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge, London, August 10. Conte has implemented strict dietary rules for his Chelsea players. JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty

Antonio Conte has introduced strict dietary guidelines for his Chelsea players that include banning tomato ketchup and carbonated drinks.

The new Italian manager at Stamford Bridge has implemented the changes after believing his players were bloated before games, according to The Times.

Returning to the club's Cobham training base on Thursday after a three-week tour of the United States, the players would have found a variety of items missing.

All fizzy drinks, sauces and post-match pizza have been removed from the menu by the new boss as he looks to get the players into peak condition.

Conte will also introduce a lighter pre-match meal with cereals, eggs and pasta being replaced with chicken and salad.

Chelsea's Premier League campaign begins on Monday with West Ham United the visitors to west London.