Antonio Conte confirms three injuries ahead of Manchester United clash


He said: "I don't want to speak about it, I'm not going to speak about it".

MAN-MARKED: Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will rue the loss of Ander Herrera who marked Chelsea's Eden Hazard out of the game when the sides met last April. Chelsea do carry an upper hand with respect to the head to head record against Manchester United, but when it comes to the game at Old Trafford, the Devils have somehow managed to stay undefeated since 2013. There's a game to be played, watched and (hopefully) enjoyed.

"We are happy to have him in the team because in these kind of games a player with that quality can decide the game".

I will play against them and I will give my best for United.

It's a truly blockbuster Sunday this weekend - as second-placed Manchester United welcome fourth-placed Chelsea to Old Trafford as bitter rivals Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte come face to face after waging a war of words in the weeks leading up to this game.

"Twenty-one goals is not bad at all and I don't measure the players' performances the same way you do. The real meaning [of this game] is two of the best teams in England, two of the biggest clubs, are playing a match".

Despite his somewhat fractious relationship with current Chelsea coaching staff and fans, Mourinho remains on good terms with the club's board.

"I think he responded in a very professional way, both times he was on the bench".

"So in relation to the board they know the relation with me is always good, with the players, I don't have many problem, any regret, any stone on my shoes".

"The run for a place in the Champions League is open, so we must pay great attention", added Conte.

Juergen Klopp's Liverpool, only two points behind United, take on West Ham United on Saturday at Anfield having not lost at home in the league so far this season.

He was substituted early in the second half of games against Newcastle and Tottenham and then dropped in a win over Huddersfield, while United's latest outing in the Champions League saw youngster Scott McTominay preferred - although Pogba was said to be not fully fit for that game.

"I think it is the other way around".

Another disastrous evening for Chris Smalling in Spain could prompt the change, although Mourinho has shown he is willing keep faith in the maligned England worldwide no matter what, having started him in the club's six matches to date against top six opposition in the Premier League this term.