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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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Tony Pulis

It’s not an easy moment for West Bromwich Albion: the team have lost their last three Premier League games and tomorrow they will face Chelsea without Nacer Chadli who suffered a muscle injury in training.

We are disappointed … he played the two 90 minutes for Belgium during the international break and ended up getting an injury yesterday in training that’s going to keep him out for the foreseeable future,” – Pulis said.

Wba’s manager also admits it wouldn’t be unfair if the club sacked him, because of the team poor start of this season: “No, not at all,” – the manager replied when asked this question – ”It is just life, it is the way it is. If you don’t get results then you are under pressure … last year we were one result worse off than we are this year”.

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Speaking ahead of WBA game at Premier League restart after the international break Antonio Conte immediately gave an injury update:

Bathsuayi has a problem in his ankle, Musonda has a problem in his knee, Moses will be back next week.”

Asked if David Luiz is in this game squad after being left out in the clash against Manchester United, the Italian boss replied:

“Yes, he is in the squad, it was my decision to leave him out a couple of weeks ago,” Conte revealed.

He added: “I think the most important thing is to prepare the next game and to pay great attention, not to speak about a single player.”

Chelsea won the title at The Hawthorns last May, so to go back there must be a special feeling for Conte and his guys:

“It was a fantastic moment for me, for the players, for the club, for the fans.

“We won the league and it was great, I remember that moment very well and I am proud for what we did last season.

“Now we have to look at the present and this will be a really tough game because also last year WBA played a great game, two great games, because they were strong at Stamford Bridge as well. We want to try to continue to win.”

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham are doing very well while on loan at Crystal Palace and Swansea, Conte was asked if it was the right decision to send them on loan instead of including them in this season first team squad:

“I think we are talking about two young players, they will be the future of Chelsea, it’s right for them to play regularly. I read RLC’s interview: this experience is important for him, for his development, for his maturity. It’s the same path that Christensen followed when he was loaned two seasons at Borussia Monchengladbach.”

About Danny Drinkwater‘s fitness he said:

“Against Manchester United he suffered a knock in his calf, he started to work with us only this week, he was intelligent to stop.

“I think this is not a great moment for Italy, for my country, to miss the World Cup after 56 years it’s a half disaster for us, because you know how important football is for Italy. I hope the federation will work to improve the situation.”

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Chelsea and his fans can stop to concern: Eden Hazard has nothing serious after rumours has spread yesterday about another injury since the Blues star hadn’t train with Belgium after a knock in the friendly game against Mexico last Friday.

Speaking ahead of another friendly clash, this time against Japan, Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said:

“Hazard did not train on Sunday but there is nothing serious.”

Eden missed the beginning of the season recovering from an ankle injury that he picked up while playing for his country at the end of the previous campaign.

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Chelsea are concerned about Eden Hazard fitness ahead of  trip to West Bromwich Albion after the winger sustained a knock during Belgium’s 3-3 with Mexico on Friday.

The winger started and scored in the draw, but was on the receiving end of some rough challenges in the Brussels friendly.

According to Belgian journalist Kristof Terreur, the Blues star did not train with the rest of the Belgian squad on Sunday morning, and is a doubt for the upcoming international friendly clash with Japan.

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Chelsea midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko suffered an alleged muscular injury after falling down during a one-to-one session yesterday.

The France international has recently recovered from a knee surgery after joining the Blues from AS Monaco in July. Bakayoko had to receive some treatment from Chelsea physios.

Also David Luiz, who came back in action after an argument with manager Antonio Conte, reportedly suffered a knock on his knee.

With Victor Moses just back in action after recovering from a hamstring strain suffered against Crystal Palace, also Dinkwater and Kante are not in perfect shape ahead of next clash at the Hawthorns.

 

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Huge boost for Manchester  United ahead of tomorrow’s clash against Chelsea: the Red Devils recovered two key players, Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini.

Rojo has been unavailable since April after suffering serious ligament damage in United’s UEFA Europa League quarter-final second-leg against Anderlecht. Fellaini picked up an injury during the October international break while with Belgium and hasn’t played since.

The pair travelled to London with the rest of the squad while Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Michael Carrick still remain on the sidelines recovering form their injuries.

Also Jesse Lingard, who suffered a back injury in the Champions League game against Benfica last Tuesday, travelled to London with the selected squad.

José Mourinho now has two more options for tomorrow’s game at Stamford Bridge, the third return since he was sacked in December 2015 by Roman Abramovich.

 

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Manchester United have five long-term injury absentees for next Chelsea clash with Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcos Rojo and Paul Pogba all on the sidelines.

Jesse Lingard became the latest injury concern for the red Devils after the attacker picked up a back injury during Tuesday night’s Champions League win over Benfica.

Speaking about this issue to ManUtd.com Red Devils manager José Mourinho said he’s not sure if he will be able to recover some of them for the Stamford Bridge game next Sunday:

“I have to wait a little bit. Normally, the press conference is a bit later in the week, we still have Friday and Saturday [to come].

I’m not very optimistic, but I don’t want to lie. I don’t want you to say that I told a lie when I said there’s no chance of recovering, so I prefer just to say two more days to confirm my expectation.”

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Antonio Conte admits the team are not going through a great period, with lots of injuries and issues to face.

The Italian manager and his staff have just one aim: to come out of this period in the best way possible:

“Our priority is it overcome this period because we are facing it with a lot of problems” said Conte yesterday while speaking to the press.

“I hope to have my players in good physical condition, all players, and then to face all competitions.

“I hope to do this very soon because Drinkwater is almost ready and Kante is at the stage almost to come back with us. The only problem we have to face, and we need more time with, is Moses“.

Conte explained why Kante’s absence had been so keenly felt.

“For sure it is not simple for us to play without N’Golo because he is an important player for us,” Conte said.

“Now the team is used to playing without him but I hope to see him back very soon with us.

“There are players with the same characteristics but N’Golo is a really good player, and he is becoming a top player.”

Conte explained also which issues he found in his first season in the UK:

“It was tougher at the start because to arrive in a new country, to adapt yourself with a new type of football, new language and new habit it wasn’t easy.

“I found a lot of trouble and last season I tried to solve these problems and I solved a lot of problems.

“But, don’t forget, last season we won, but not one person predicted this at the start of the season for our squad after our transfer window.

“We did a really fantastic job last season but now we have to try to continue in this way, continue to work and continue to try and solve the problems and create something important for the club.

“It is not easy. Some people think to win is easy, but it is not. You try to ask the winners if it is easy to win, it is a path and you have to follow this path and there is a lot of sacrifice, a lot of work, patience, a lot of things.”

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Team News

CHELSEA

 

  • Victor Moses is still out for injury
  • N’Golo Kante out as well, he might return for the Champions League clash against AS Roma
  • Pressure on Alvaro Morata to give a good performance tomorrow
  • Conte insists Danny Drinkwater, who made his Chelsea debut in the 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over Everton in midweek, still lacks match fitness.

Provisional Squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Luiz, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo, Ampadu, Sterling.

BOURNEMOUTH 

  • Josh King could miss Bournemouth’s Premier League clash with Chelsea after picking up a back complaint
  • The Norwegian forward has been sent for a scan to determine the extent of the problem, which has come straight after he recovered from a virus.
  • Jermain Defoe has shaken off a hamstring issue, but Ryan Fraser is battling a knock.

Provisional Squad: Begovic, Ake, Francis, A Smith, Daniels, L Cook, Stanislas, Pugh, Surman, Afobe, Defoe, Boruc, S Cook, Gosling, Mousset, Arter, Ibe, King, Fraser.

Predicted Line-Ups

BOURNEMOUTH – Begovic, Smith, Francis, Ake, Daniels, Ibe, Cook, Surman, Stanislas, Mousset, Afobe

CHELSEA – Courtois, Rudiger, Luiz, Azpilicueta, Zappacosta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Alonso, Pedro, Morata, Hazard

 

Kick Off: 5.30 pm BST

Venue: Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, UK

Referee: Craig Pawson

 

 

 

 

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