Chelsea vs Manchester City: Conte blasts Mourinho for selling De Bruyne

Posted September 30, 2017

City top scorer Sergio Aguero is absent following a vehicle crash on his day off in Holland on Thursday.

"I think our task now is just to support him and just to be there if he needs something from us". Usually when you have this kind of accident, it's not good.

"I hope it is not a serious injury for Morata".

Though, the player who was most prominent was Michy Batshuayi who was filmed for the final shots of the video undergoing pretty intense shooting practice.

"Honestly, I'm not anxious", he said.

"We have the feeling now that we are going to score a goal".

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

"I like to give responsibility".

"The players are not kids, they are men, they have families, children". They are men. They have family.

"I think our start wasn't so, so easy". Chelsea and Manchester City have equal strength. Now the Ireland assistant manager the 46 year-old has made his prediction to who will win the title this year.

"But I have a lot of respect for my neighbours". I like to watch his games. Every coach tries to learn new information and new ideas and then try to elaborate on them with their own thoughts.

Asked how many changes he might be forced to make to his team, Conte said: "I don't know. Don't forget his experiences at Juventus and Real Madrid, he didn't play regularly".

The Belgian's return to fitness, and form, is a boon for Conte, whose only gripe after Wednesday's game was that his team have been left with such a relatively short space of time to prepare for Saturday's match.

"He has improved his physical condition".

Chelsea sold De Bruyne under the stewardship of Jose Mourinho back in January 2014 to Wolsburg, yet now he is arguably one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.

Midfield:Conte went with Cesc Fabregas, Tiemoue Bakayoko and N'Golo Kante at Madrid last night but we'll probably see one of the trio drop out this weekend.

City had lost top spot to local rivals Manchester United earlier in the day, but the victory takes them back to the summit on goal difference as they recorded an eighth consecutive victory across all competitions. "It is important to win and especially with the way we played", he said. "My surprise is for this because there is the time (to play the game later)".