David Luiz returns to Chelsea squad for trip to West Bromwich Albion

Luiz was omitted from the squad for the goalless draw with Jose Mourinho's United prior to the worldwide break, but the Brazilian is back in contention.

He refused to expand further, insisting he had attended the press conference to speak about the group rather than individuals.

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. When it's a technical decision every player has to react well and accept my decision.

"I think I stay here to speak to the team before the West Brom game, not a single player".

Asked about City's summer recruitment, the Italian said: "I was anxious because they were working very well in all aspects". He helped me a lot last season, and also this season.

Now Luiz faces a battle with Christensen for a spot in tomorrow's league fixture at West Bromwich Albion. "He played for two years on loan and now he is playing regularly for Chelsea". It's the same path as Christensen, who played for two years on loan and now he's playing regularly for Chelsea. But, for sure, it won't be easy because I think Manchester City are very strong. "He's a young player, but he's a Chelsea player and an important Chelsea player".

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte believes his side must win every game they play if they are to stand any chance of reeling in runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.

Jose may have been impressed with his maturity but it is important to see how he will fit in at our club given that we boast the best defensive record in the league.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said Victor Moses should return to action next week after he was sidelined for several weeks by a hamstring injury.

He added: "We have to try to fight until the end".

"Football can be unusual. We want to continue winning in the league, but we know it will be a very hard for us". "But as you know very well in this league, it's very hard to win every game".

  • Stacy Allen