Chelsea ace Willian: We miss great players Matic, Diego Costa

Top EPL clubs confirm participation

Manchester City edged ahead of rivals Manchester United on goal difference at the top of the table thanks to a 5-0 win over bottom side Crystal Palace, while Romelu Lukaku's eighth goal in eight games for United earned them a 1-0 victory at Southampton.

First, he must hope captain Ryan Shawcross recovers in time to return to central defence in place of Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma, who is ineligible to play against his parent club. While we're assuming that Christensen has that job, that means that one of Cahill or Rudiger would have to miss out.

Other players such as Tiemoue Bakayoko and Michy Batshuayi played the full game ad so will likely be benched for the game this weekend.

Stoke enjoyed a good spell towards the end of the half with Mame Biram Diouf's overhead kick dropping over the bar and Fletcher had an effort blocked on 43 minutes.

"Now the player is okay and is ready to play in the Champions League".

With six goals and two assists, he has now been involved in as many goals in the Premier League as Costa had in his first six games.




With David Luiz already ruled out of that game due to a three-match ban following his red card against Arsenal last week, the risk of losing Alonso as well was too great for Conte to contemplate.

After the match Conte said: "It was a good day, a good result for us".

Now, Antonio Conte has been delivering some injury news on the Belgian and it might well be music to their ears. I think Alvaro played very well.

"Now it is very important to prepare". Spurs withstood a late West Ham comeback to win at the London Stadium 3-2, Watford won at Swansea 2-1, Everton came from behind to defeat Bournemouth 2-1, and Burnley and Huddersfield played out a goalless draw.

In the week it was confirmed Costa was set to rejoin Atletico Madrid, Morata looked more comfortable than ever in the role as his successor as Chelsea's main striker.

Saturday's hat-trick crowned an impressive all-round performance in which Morata held the ball up well, showed excellent control and took his goals clinically.

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