Antonio Conte offers thoughts on Pep Guardiola ahead of City clash

Antonio Conte offers thoughts on Pep Guardiola ahead of City clash

"Today we gave everything and after the game you can win or you can lose but the most important thing is to see your players give everything".

On Tuesday, Guardiola's side picked up a comfortable 2-0 home win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Champions League.

"It's very hard to play this type of game", Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said.

When questions arose about Aguero, Guardiola said, "I don't know, I am not a doctor, I don't know exactly what he has".

Antonio Conte does not expect Alvaro Morata to spend too long on the sidelines after Chelsea's top scorer was forced off with a first-half injury during the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Ex-Real Madrid man Morata has failed to score in just two league games since the campaign started - and he can continue that type of form when free- scoring Manchester City visit London in a real test of both side's title credentials.

As always, Pep Guardiola addressed the media ahead of the game, delivering a triple injury update, and his Chelsea counterpart has done the same, expressing his admiration for the City boss. The Blues dominated many games last season but wastefulness was costly and meant they fell short of challenging for the title. "There is the worldwide break".

The loss leaves Chelsea below Spurs on the Premier League table, but still in a favourable fourth position on the table. "Maybe I'll wait until one hour before playing".

There is one enforced change, with Andreas Christensen set to replace David Luiz, who will complete a three-match suspension.

Chelsea go into the game with few injury problems; only Danny Drinkwater is sidelined and not expected back until October, per BBC Sport.

"I think after this transfer market they improved a lot. I don't think he's available for the national team".

Conte said: "When you have your day off, you must take your own responsibility to try to make the best decision for you, for the team, for the club".

City call upon Gabriel Jesus to start up front in Sergio Aguero's absence after the Argentine damaged a rib in a vehicle accident in Amsterdam during the week.


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