Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has accused the media of going over the top in their criticism of his side's start to the new campaign.
A number of reports at the start of the week claimed that captain John Terry was involved in a training ground bust-up with Diego Costa.
But the Portuguese was quick to laugh off the story as a "Wild West" duel between the two.
"Normally when bad results happen the first thing that comes into your laptops, tablets, and pens is to find a dramatic story," Mourinho told reporters.
"Somebody punched somebody in the dressing room. The manager doesn't want to speak to this guy. Mourinho doesn't want to give a new contract to John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic. Mourinho instructs the scouts to find a right-back urgently.
"Diego Costa fought with John Terry - and before they started the fight they brought the translator for them to understand each other in the fight. They organised it like Wild West duels: we are going to fight at this time, let's bring a translator to help us!
"You always go in this direction. The other direction you don't go in is the direction that is real.
"[And] problems between me and my players I can promise you - zero."