Antonio Conte discusses three injury blows and David Luiz return

Antonio Conte discusses three injury blows and David Luiz return

Antonio Conte discusses three injury blows and David Luiz return

The Brazil worldwide was replaced by 21-year-old Andreas Christensen for the United game and local media reported that he had been dropped after falling out with Conte, but the Italian said on Friday that omitting a player was "normal".

"It was a technical decision and every single player has to react well and accept my decision".

He added that,"Last season's game at West Brom was "a fantastic moment" of which I was proud, but now I look to the present and expects a tough game".

The questionable report suggests that Luiz remains "angry" over the recent "humiliation" he has suffered at the hands of Conte, putting forward a possible move as early as January.


This news comes as something of a surprise: United have plenty of mouths to feed in that position already, and the pair didn't exactly enjoy the best of relationships at Chelsea, with Mourinho remarking that Luiz would "not be missed" after joining Paris Saint Germain in 2014.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Chelsea's trip to West Brom on Saturday, Conte gave the latest updates on which of his players will be available and those still out.

Chelsea have been criticised for not giving youth a chance, and in Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham have two players who have impressed so much on loan at Crystal Palace and Swansea City respectively that last week they made their England debuts. This season, with Christensen, I have another opportunity, another really good opportunity, because Christensen is showing himself to be an important player for us.

"It's the same path for Christensen".

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