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Thibaut Courtois is a huge doubt for Chelsea ahead of the Premier League‘s game vs  Tottenham after his injury with Belgium during the international break.

The Belgian keeper, however, gave a good news to all the Blues supporters as he told Belgian new outlet Sporza he believes he will stay in London also next season: “I have one year left on my contract and I feel good at Chelsea, and at the end of the season we’ll sit down together and talk about the future.” Courtois said. “I feel at ease, knowing that I will still be at Chelsea next year. If I go to the World Cup with a clear idea, sign or wait another year, my mind will be clear at the World Cup. I am still proud to play for Chelsea and I want to achieve success”.

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Chelsea wing-back Marcos Alonso has confirmed his teammate and compatriot Alvaro Morata is keen to be included in the 23-man-squad for World Cup 2018 in Russia next summer.

“Alvaro was not happy [with the decision]” Alonso told Spanish reporters.

“He has gone through a difficult few months with a back injury. He is now 100 per cent and the other day he scored”. 

Marcos Alonso added: “Morata is a very important player for us. I hope he will do well from here until the end of the season and he gets to go to the World Cup.”

Spain will be facing Germany and Argentine in two friendlies respectively set on Friday 23 March and Tuesday 27 March.

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Chelsea rising star Ethan Ampadu is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle in the Youth League clash against Real Madrid, the London Evening Standard reports.

The injury forced the 17-year-old to withdraw from Ryan Gigg‘s first Wales squad, with the Dragons due to face China and one of Uruguay or the Czech Republic before the end of the month.

Ampadu last represented Chelsea in the 4-0 win over Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round and has been given a number of first-team opportunities by Antonio Conte in all competitions this season.

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte rules, again, David Luiz and Ross Barkley out for Crystal Palace clash tomorrow.

David Luiz is injured. Also Barkley,” the Italian coach said.

Then I have to check a couple of situations before making the decisions for the game.”

N’Golo Kante missed Sunday’s defeat at Manchester City after fainting following a training session 48 hours before the game.

 The French midfielder has since been given the all-clear following medical tests.“N’Golo is fine. He trained the whole week and he’s in good form,” Conte said.

“Last week, on Friday, it was very cold. After the training session he passed out briefly in the dressing room.

“The doctor brought him to have many check-ups, to understand his physical condition, but it was all clear.

“I think on Sunday he was well, but at the same time it was right not to take the risk.

“He’s OK. Every check-up is OK, perfect.”

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Emerson Palmieri signed for Chelsea during the last January transfer window and now the Brazilian defender feels ready to make his debut with the Blues.

Physically, I feel great. The injury is now in the past.” Emerson Palmieri told Chelsea’s official matchday programme. They were six difficult months for me but what is important is right now and I feel good. I couldn’t feel better so I only have in mind the idea of training with my team and helping us achieve success. I came here because this is a great club with a great history. English football is something I have been watching since I was 15 years old. It’s a really beautiful game over here and it’s going to be even more beautiful to play it. I’m coming here with great expectations.”

 

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In his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s night Premier League game vs BournemouthChelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed three players are not fit and they won’t be included in the team.

David Luiz is suffering an ankle injury; Alvaro Morata returned to Spain for the funeral of a close friend; Willian is still recovering from the injury he suffered last week vs Arsenal in the Carabao Cup semifinal.

On the other hand, Thibaut Courtois and Cesc Fabregas are now fit and they will be back on action tomorrow night.

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New Chelsea signing Ross Barkley made his debut with the Blues shirt in the Carabao Cup semifinal against Arsenal last Wednesday when he replaced injured Willian.

The former Everton attacking midfielder didn’t impressed but it was his first appearance after a very bad hamstring injury occurred last August that ruled him out until the other night.

Today, Antonio Conte claimed Willian is still injured and sidelined for the next games, then he revealed the England international is ready to start:

“After a bad injury you need a little time to be fit 100%, if you want to speed this process up he has to play, not only training during the week, after Willian and Morata‘s injury, we don’t have other options.”

 

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte revealed three players are not in contention for next Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Newcastle:

“Morata, Willian, Courtois are out,” the Italian said.”

When questioned on their recovery time, he claimed:

“I don’t know because it’s very difficult to tell today how many days they need to come back.

Morata has got this problem in his back, Courtois received a kick in his ankle, Fabregas trained today with us and tomorrow I will check his form.

Willian is out and he will have a scan today to value the extent of his injury.”

During this afternoon pre-match press conference Conte was also questioned about this winter transfer window, that is about to close but, again, he told he has nothing to do with signings, giving all the responsibility to the club:

“As you know very well the club will inform you if there are any news, as I repeated before and I say every three days, I will be very happy to continue to work with my players, to continue to work with some players, my opinion and my mind doesn’t change after only three days.

“I am repeating always the same thing, I am the coach, my task is to try to do the best for this club and to try to improve my players.”

As I said before, for the transfer market there is the club, I don’t speak about this, if there are news they will inform you

When asked if he will be at Chelsea next summer, Conte replied:

Nothing has changed since last summer, I am happy to for with my players and to work for this club, I am happy to try to put everything, all myself, for this job every day.

“I think every competition is important, in Carabao Cup we tried to go until the final, we reached the semifinal and then we lost against Arsenal. Now there is this other competition, FA Cup, we will try to go to next round but as you know very well this competition is very difficult and our opponent have the same idea.”

Conte was also asked about what changed respect to last season with games played every three days in this one:

“I think the players are happy because they want to play every game and this kind of situation is more difficult for the coach, not for the players, because they love to play and don’t have training sessions.”

Ross Barkley made his debut with Chelsea shirt against Arsenal last Wednesday and the manager revealed he is ready to start:

“After a bad injury you need a little time to be fit 100%, if you want to speed this process up he has to play, not only training during the week, after Willian and Morata’s injury, we don’t have other options.”

 

 

 

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is clearly disappointed after tonight’s defeat vs Arsenal, but he believes there were factors other than the Blues performance which determined this bad result.

There is big disappointment. When you arrive at this point you want to reach the final. Conte said. We had a good run, we had a great will to play at Wembley. We started well, scored, but conceded two strange goals. We were unlucky in circumstances”.

And one of these circumstances was Willian‘s injury:  “I think Willian’s injury was decisive. We don’t have many players to make substitutions. Morata was out. Conte went on. “I was a bit forced to play with Barkley. He’s a really good player and important or Chelsea but needs bit of time to get used to playing for Chelsea”.

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has to cope with the suspensions of Alvaro Morata and Pedro Rodriguez, with also Cesc Fabregas and Gary Cahill still sidelined due to minor injuries. Moreover, Thibaut Courtois suffered an ankle injury yesterday, while Drinkwater is out as well for the upcoming Premier League clash against Brighton Hove&Albion at AMEX Stadium.

Ross Barkley was included in the provisional squad which travelled to Brighton yesterday. Conte also selected youngsters Ampadu and Sterling alongside with David Luiz, Zappacosta, Eduardo, and Musonda Jr.

And FA Cup hero Willy Caballero is set to make his first Premier League appearance for Chelsea.

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