Eden Hazard in thinly-veiled swipe at former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

Antonio Rudiger should get a recall along with Andreas Christensen while youngster Jake Clarke-Salter is also pushing to make his first appearance of the season.

"Even after a week I think I had progressed with him", he told reporters.

Eden Hazard claims that Antonio Conte's arrival at Stamford Bridge brought out an immediate improvement in himself. It's very important to work with the players.

Formerly named PFA Player of the Year in 2015, a demoralising campaign during the following season saw Jose Mourinho shown the exit door once again, while the Belgian's star faded as Chelsea finished 10th on the Premier League ladder.

After returning the west London club to the Champions League, Conte is now aiming to take the club to its third European trophy in six years, after Chelsea won the Champions League in 2012 and Europa League in 2013.

"Now is the right moment for Eden to start the game and try to play the whole game", Conte said at a press conference.

'I hope to be with him at the final step with the injury. "For sure he made a mistake, but I think everyone in life can make mistakes".

'Also I have a bit of experience about this situation. With him, we're managing the situation very well.

Chelsea will be without David Luiz after he starts his ban for a red card against Arsenal, as the Blues have decided not to appeal. It was a foul before the tackle. - Chelsea will be looking to win the game and move on to the fourth round of the competition. But, for sure, it could be a good opportunity for Charly [Musonda] and also for Kenedy. "We have many young players in our squad, so it's important to take these chances and show me that I can count on them".

However, Pedro has been ruled out of the visit of Nottingham Forest after aggravating an ankle injury against Arsenal at the weekend.