Antonio Conte rues Michael Emenalo departure

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David Luiz is back in the Chelsea squad for Saturday's match against West Brom but faces a battle with Andreas Christensen to win back his starting spot, manager Antonio Conte has said.

The last global break made history not only in terms of the Italian national team failing to make a World Cup in 60 years, but also in Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte doing something he's never done before in his 48 years.

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

Conte, addressing a press conference ahead this weekend game against West Brom, described Emenalo's departure as a great loss to the club.

"I do not like to speak about a single player".

Tall and with great balance, Loftus-Cheek boasts an impressive set of technical skills which allow him to drill forward into the final third and take part in all aspect of creating his team's play in front of the rival's goal.




"Christensen is showing himself to be an important player for us", said the Italian. "He's playing with great maturity".

"I hope at the end of the season to finish with a big beard".

Asked about City's summer recruitment, the Italian said: "I was anxious because they were working very well in all aspects". Ruben, I read his interview.

"We have to try to fight until the end". For sure, it won't be easy because I think Manchester City are very strong.

And having plucked one regular starter from Chelsea's ranks over the summer, Mourinho may feel tempted to further weaken his rival by taking advantage of what seems like a sticky situation not too dissimilar from what happened with Diego Costa, who will officially sign for Atletico Madrid in January. "He's a young player, but he's a Chelsea player and an important Chelsea player". "It's very hard to predict who will win the title".

Denmark global Christensen slotted in seamlessly for Luiz against United and has the same ball-playing qualities after spending two seasons on loan in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach.

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