In their place, Cesc Fabregas and Tiemoue Bakayoko bring creative attacking qualities, but do not provide the extra cover Conte craves and United's pacy forwards could have the freedom to seriously threaten a fragile Chelsea defence that has conceded 10 league goals this season. You know very well we are talking about an important player'.
But rivals itching for the club to end their run will be wondering who Mourinho's team could slip up against in their upcoming matches at home.
Antonio Conte has admitted that Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is "progressing well" ahead of the club's crunch clash with Manchester United. That is one of the poorest decisions I have ever seen in the Premier League. "(They are) totally different games, what happened last season, happened last season and now we have to think in the present", Mata said. "I think every coach, every player, every team wants to win, not for revenge but you need to win".
'If they continue in this way.I think this is the big problem for all the teams, if they continue in this way, it will be very hard to fight for the title but for sure, we have to try to do our best in every game and I think until now, we deserve to have these points'.
"There is a lot of pressure around the game but obviously we will try to play our best football and come back to Manchester with three points".
The Blues head into the game looking to get back to winning ways after the disappointment of their 3-0 loss to Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night.