13 September, 2017
The 28-year-old has been a regular for Chelsea since he joined in 2012 and Conte was full of praise for him, after he found the net in the 6-0 thumping of Qarabag.
"If we think like last season to play with only 13 players we are insane".
Basel played a formation with three central defenders against United in the Champions League on Tuesday, but Mourinho insists that journalists interpret the system incorrectly. My message was this. I do look at Real Madrid and when they played Manchester United, and I've seen two of United's games this season.
"We have seven games in 21 days, that's not what we are used to from last year because the Champions League is in the middle and last year it wasn't there".
"It was a good start, a flawless start us", Conte said. So we have to improve all these players to create positive competition, between them.
1-0! What a brilliant strike from Pedro and our Champions League campaign is off and running!
"Bakayoko turned provider for back-up striker Michy Batshuayi to score his first goal of the season, and the rout was completed when Zappacosta set up Batshuayi for an effort that went in off Maksim Medvedev for an own-goal".
"We must be calm and to do the best for the player and for the team".
Fractious relations with Costa, and the Premier League opening loss to Burnley, led some to suggest a crisis at Chelsea.
Conte added: "We must have a bit of patience with him and to try to give the possibility for Eden to recover very well".
'Otherwise we risk bad injury and delaying the situation.
"We made lots of errors". The Azerbaijani side defeated FC Copenhagen in the play-off round to book a place in the group stages.