Chelsea meanwhile have struggled to defend the title they won last term, and Conte thinks that his side cannot afford to drop any more points if they want to be back to back Champions. "Don't forget that these are friendly games and I was a coach in the national team, and this is the right moment to give opportunities to young players". In Matic, we have a player not as temperamental, but effective enough to help us win the title.
It is understood that Mourinho is monitoring Luiz's situation at Chelsea closely and is considering a move - possibly even in January. He helped me a lot last season, and also this season.
"Man City will be a great danger for this league and for the world, they can fight and win everything".
Chelsea re-signed Luiz in a £32m deal last summer having sold the South American defender to PSG in a £50m deal in 2014. We have to try to fight until the end.
"In this way you can avoid a misunderstanding because I think, with Drinkwater, it was a misunderstanding". Andy Massey is the club's Head of Medical Services and he is responsible for the task team who offer Klopp's team physio, sports science and medicinal support.
Christensen especially has been involved in two physically and emotionally draining matches as Denmark booked their place at the World Cup by beating the Republic of Ireland. In this situation every single player wants to go with the national [team]. Before you call the player, you call the coach and ask, 'Is this player good or does he have a problem?
He also referred to Belgium playing Eden Hazard on his recovery from a broken ankle, prior to his return for Chelsea. He said it's perfect to play this season regularly. For the club, the result is always important otherwise they sack the manager and there is the pressure of the press, it is totally different. It is the best for Tammy Abraham.
His only job in football since hanging up his boots has been with Chelsea, but the 52-year-old wanted to spend more time with his family, so quit his role at Stamford Bridge. During the walk he sometimes goes into a bar to have a celebratory beer whilst taking great trouble not to be recognized. "He's young but an important Chelsea player". Returning to the Melwood training complex I was called and told that physios are working to assess the problem and a statement is expected after a few days.