Conte 'banished' David Luiz from Chelsea training prior to Manchester United clash

Nov 07, 2017, 00:27
Conte 'banished' David Luiz from Chelsea training prior to Manchester United clash

Amid rumours of player unrest plus a midweek thrashing at Roma in the Champions League, Chelsea's 1-0 win against Manchester United should calm talk about Conte's future - for now. "There is Andreas Christensen in good form and we have Ethan Ampadu who is a good, young player at the club".

Moses had appeared in eight matches for Chelsea across all competitions this season before his injury. I have a squad with 16 senior players and five young players.

It should be noted that the report makes no mention of David Luiz doing anything other complying with these orders (private reservations aside) - he even skipped his customary chat with ESPN Brasil - and they would also fit the pattern of a lightly injured player, which was reported by at least one source before Sunday's game as well.

Luiz's Brazilian teammate Kenedy was subsequently left out of the squad to face United after being caught yawning during the meeting.

The Brazil worldwide was left out of the matchday squad for the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge, with Alvaro Morata heading in the victor after 55 minutes. I was very happy for this.

Conte though insists that he and his team's concentration for now is on the job at hand as he tries to do what is best for Chelsea.

Former Chelsea skipper Terry was subbed at half-time by Joe Mourinho in 2015 against Manchester City and from there on didn't see too much first-team action. Maybe in the future I can decide in a different way, or continue in this way. "I have to make the best decision for the team".

A header from Alvaro Morata proved the difference on the day, though Antonio Conte's men could and realistically should have won by a far more convincing margin, having dominated United in every aspect of the game.