The Chelsea manager has heaped praise on Vardy for his goalscoring abilities, but stressed that the west London club were never interested in signing the England global. Antonio Conte appears to have thrown in the towel.
But Conte did insist that he would not walk away, he would only go if he is pushed.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte - who is touted to be a top candidate for the vacant Italy coaching job - hinted yesterday that he might be ready to walk out on the club by saying that "everything is possible". But I think, today, I saw a lot of players very exhausted.
He will never admit that Mourinho has got under his skin, but the Blues' recent games have been frustrating to watch for their fans with team selection, tactics and individual player performances all drawing a fair amount of criticism.
It made for tense viewing for the Chelsea home support.
Crystal Palace v Burnley - We move across to Selhurst Park where Crystal Palace have been far from convincing ever since they were promoted back into the top-flight, although Roy Hodgson's men have only lost one of their past eleven league games overall.
With most of Leicester City's first choice players now fit and charged, Puel also has the luxury of fielding a fully fit side as opposed to Conte, who will have a relatively exhausted set of players to pick from.
"We must play with a good ambition and good play at the front".
The England worldwide pulled up after racing Jamie Vardy for a high ball over the Chelsea defence and hobbled off the pitch holding his right leg.
Whether it's fitness concerns or a tactical decision which leads to Conte's tendency to remove Hazard from the fray, supporters are unhappy that their best player isn't being allowed to help the side when they're chasing a goal.
Since losing to Man City in September, Chelsea have won each of their last seven home Premier League games, shipping just three goals and keeping five clean sheets in that time.
The Blues boss was pleased to confirm that new signing Ross Barkley has been working hard in training as he looks to make his first appearance of the 2017/18 Premier League season.
Bakayoko drew groans from the home support as he twice blasted over and Morata's late kick out at Maguire, which earned him a yellow card, summed up the frustrated mood on the pitch and in the stands.