Hazard must exploit God-given talent, says Chelsea's Conte

Sunday, 01 Oct, 2017

"It's a huge game and it's away, so it's even more hard, but we feel ready", said the Germany global, whose side lead Manchester United on goal difference.

Conte simply doesn't trust Morata's alternatives and as a result Chelsea now find themselves six points off the Manchester clubs in a competitive title race.

"Facing a team managed by Guardiola means you face a squad with many creative and technical players".

"Since I came here, it's the first time we've beaten a really good, really strong team in the Champions League", Hazard told the Chelsea website.

Morata also started and impressed in the win over the La Liga side, scoring the equaliser with his eighth goals in nine appearances since his summer arrival from Real Madrid.

Indeed, the Spanish worldwide was spotted limping after the Champions League game.

Morata was not a regular starter at Real Madrid last season and that's the main reason why the Spaniard left the Bernabeu.

Chelsea face their toughest test of the season tomorrow afternoon as they face Man City in what is the standout Premier League fixture of the weekend. 'For Ronaldo, if he scores once he wants two or three or four. We didn't take it. City created a chance and were very good to take the chances to score. He is a big loss.

'This season is very important for Eden.

"This is the last game of seven games in 21 days".

Antonio Conte says Chelsea's preparations to face Manchester City have not been affected by Sergio Aguero's surprise absence following a auto accident, and added that he has no problem with allowing his players to go overseas on days off.

Can Chelsea beat Manchester City?

In every game he plays, we must see that.

Eden Hazard, I believe, will have a better understanding and form a better combination with Alvaro Morata then with his previous strike partner Diego Costa.

"Damage or no damage we have to go game by game and to do our best. He rarely gives the ball away", Cundy said on Chelsea TV, assessing Christensen's display against the Citizens.

Tiemoue Bakayoko was brought in as additional defensive midfield cover, and he in fact finished the midweek win over Atletico Madrid with identical defensive stats (tackles, interceptions and clearances) to Kante's. We are playing at home, for sure our fans will try to push us from the start until the end. Raheem Sterling has also weighed in with some important goals.

Chelsea will have the benefit of playing at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Today we gave everything and after a game you can win or you can lose, but I think the most important thing is to see that your players give you everything.

"Before taking this decision someone must analyse very well this situation".