Chelsea still have plenty to achieve, says Conte

Sheri Evans
December 30, 2017

They are coming off a 2-0 victory against the newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday and have 42 points to their name.

In the reverse fixture back in September, the Potters were completely outplayed by Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium, with Alvaro Morata getting three goals and Pedro getting one.

Conte gave an update on Luiz and Musonda who are closing in on a return date for Chelsea. Marcos Alonso is expected to start at left wingback, while Davide Zappacosta is expected to replace Victor Moses on the right.

"There are four places for six top teams". Kurt Zouma is ineligible.

Hughes will have to rotate his defence on Saturday and Kevin Wimmer is likely to partner Geoff Cameron in the centre of the back-four, with Erik Pieters expected to be fit to take his role at full-back. With that in mind, the most influential player could be Xherdan Shaqiri. On the night he equalled former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson's record of overseeing 810 Premier League games, Wenger watched the brilliant Sanchez turn an exciting match with two superb second-half goals in the space of four minutes.

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But this season so far has been probably the worst of Sparky's 4.5-year stint in the Potteries (incidentally, that's the 11th longest tenure among the 92 clubs of the Premier League and the Football League).

Well, over in Italy, the newspaper claim Napoli are preparing a message of their own for the Premier League club that reads something along the lines of "no way".

In spite of reports he could see out the season with his hometown Las Palmas under their new boss Paco Jemez, Hughes believes Jese wants to succeed in England. We preview the clash from Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard hit double figures in the Premier League after scoring against Brighton and will definitely be looking to continue his good form.

Chelsea host Stoke on Saturday, before facing Arsenal at the Emirates on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports. "He might get back to the level he needs to be at very soon, hopefully".

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