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Ahead of tomorrow’s Premier League game between Chelsea and Liverpool many are focusing their attention on Salah who has already netted 14 goals this season and is also a former Blues player.

However, during his press conference Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted the Egypt international won’t be the only threat his team has to face tomorrow at Anfield: “I know him very well; he played in Italy for many years,” – Conte said – “Salah is a good player, he is very dangerous. He is a technical player, but at the same time is very fast, very strong, very good in one-v-ones and very good at finishing. I will pay great attention to him, but also to Mane, Coutinho, Firmino, Sturridge. Liverpool have great potential as a team.”

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Speaking during his press conference before Premier League‘s game vs LiverpoolChelsea manager Antonio Conte suggested he still has to decide wheter some players will be in the Starting XI or not.

In particular, the Blues coach is doubtful about Alvaro Morata: “We have to make the best decision game-by-game, to find the best solutions for the team and to give the right rest to my players,” – Conte said. – “Last time, Morata played three games in a row and, after 20 minutes against Manchester City, he was injured. I have to pay attention in all situations. Sometimes I take a risk but it’s my job and I like to do this.”

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Good news for Chelsea and for the Blues fans: in his press conference before tomorrow’s Premier League game vs Liverpool, manager Antonio Conte confirmed Victor Moses has recovered from his injury and he will be included in the squad.

“His condition is good”. – Conte said about Victor Moses – “For sure, he needs time to recover his best form but tomorrow he is in our squad and I think to bring him on the bench”.

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Eden Hazard will meet former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah tomorrow as the Blues face Liverpool at Anfield, and the Belgian star has revealed he’s in touch with the Egyptian.

 “It’s always good to play against a friend. – he told Chelsea’s official website this morning – It is good to have friends in this world, because in football you can’t have a lot of friends”.

“When you are not playing in one club you need to go. All the players want to play. In this period, we had me, Willian, Oscar, Juan Mata also, so for him it was not easy, but he is a top player. We know the quality he has”.

Salah was sold to Serie A side Fiorentina as a part of the deal which led Juan Cuadrado to Stamford Bridge in February 2015: “You need a chance, I remember he took his chance at Fiorentina, – Hazard noted – And I am just happy for him”.

Chelsea signed Salah on a £12m move from Basel in January 2014, under the management of Jose Mourinho.

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Eden Hazard was crucial for Chelsea as the Belgian star scored three goals in the last two games (0-4 against West Bromwich Albion and Qarabag) away from home.

Chelsea will face Liverpool tomorrow at Anfield in a game which could represent a turning point for the Premier League champions following their slow start to the season, combined with Manchester City’s outstanding positive trend.

About the Blues’ trip to Baku, Hazard said: “It was a long trip, we were back in London at 3 or 4 in the morning, and we are playing on Saturday so the time between the two games is very short, but we need to adapt. We didn’t adapt well against Man City so we need to do better tomorrow for sure”.

“A couple of players didn’t play on Wednesday. I played only 60 minutes, N’Golo also came off. We can be fresh tomorrow even if the game is close. We are professionals and we can deal with this. We will do everything to recover”.

Anyway, the Belgian star admitted he’s ‘feeling good’ ahead of next clash against Liverpool: “I am 100 per cent. After injury sometimes you are not feeling 100 per cent, but I am ready to play every game. Of course when you are winning games it does help. Confidence is high. We are playing well at the moment, we want to keep playing like this and keep winning games”.

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According to Brazilian website UOL, Willian‘s future at Stamford Bridge is not very sure, especially if Antonio Conte will mantain his role as the Blues manager.

The Brazilian website claim they have spoken with two sources close to the player who said that “it’s needed patience with the manager” and that “First we need to wait and see if the manager is staying to take a decision, because he almost left in the middle of the year” 

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Chelsea didn’t conced goals for two consecutive games in the last few days beating 4-0 both West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League and Qarabag in the Champions League.

David Luiz was back in action Wednesday night and the Blues captain believes Gary Cahill believes his presence has a good effect in particular on a player, Andreas Christensen: “David came back in and performed well,” -Cahill said. – “Andreas is a younger version of him if you like. I feel like David can offer Andreas a lot of help in his progression. He has been there and done it at the top, top level, he has won many trophies. David is a very experienced defender and Andreas’ attributes are very similar. I feel that he [Luiz] can advise him tremendously and he has done up until now.”

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has stated every fan “must be pleased” following the fine performance showed by a rotated squad against Qarabag in the Blues’ last Champions League clash on Wednesday evening.

“We must be pleased that we reached our first target: going through to the next round of the Champions League, – Conte said – And avoiding the Atletico game in December being decisive for us”. 

 Also David Luiz came back in action, following an alleged bust-up with the Italian manager regarding an early substitution in Chelsea’s game against AS Roma“It’s a good chance to do more rotation with my players. – he added – Tonight I did many rotations and to see every single player answer very well is great for me.”

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Chelsea winger Willian scored a brace in Blues’ away win over Qarabag last evening. Antonio Conte’s men succeeded in going through the next stage as they currently sit 1st in the Group C table with 10 points.

The Brazilian star made his 200th appearance for Chelsea, in a game which led the Premier League champions to the Champions League last 16: “I’m happy to score two goals, – Willian said – We deserved to win because we played well and we have to continue like that”.

“We need all the players to be ready for all games. We play every three days so we have to rest and try to win our games”.

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Chelsea joined Bayern Munich, Besiktas, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Tottenham, and Barcelona in Champions League last 16 after beating Qarabag in Azerbaijan earlier this afternoon.

Atletico Madrid have beaten AS Roma at Wanda Metropolitano and Diego Pablo Simeone’s men need a win against Chelsea in the last game of Group C in a vital game for their hopes of qualification. The league table currently sees Los Colchoneros sitting 3rd with 6 points, just 2 behind the Serie A side.

Atletico Madrid will face a must-win game against the Premier League champions next week, while AS Roma have a massive chance to get a pass for the next stage if they beat Qarabag at home.

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