Chelsea bounced back from their defeat against Roma in the CL to beat Manchester United in the PL. Next up, the Blues will collide against West Brom away from home when the Premier League returns after the international break.
As far as Conte’s team news is concerned, French international Tiemoue Bakayoko is the latest injury concern for the Italian boss after the defensive midfielder pulled up in training.
In such a scenario, we can expect the likes of Cesc Fabregas and N’Golo Kante to start in the center of the park for the Stamford Bridge club.
David Luiz was kicked out of the squad against the Red Devils due to poor form and we can expect the Brazilian to be out for the game vs Albions as well.
Christensen, Cahill and Azpilicueta should start in the back line in front of Belgian goalie Courtois. Here is Chelsea’s strongest possible 3-4-3 XI vs West Brom.
Chelsea star Eden Hazard: This legendary ex-Barca striker inspired me to be better leader
CHELSEA star Eden Hazard recalls being inspired by former Barcelona striker Patrick Kluivert during his time as a youngster at Lille in France.
Hazard is one of Chelsea’s most senior players, and is well aware of his duties as a role model to younger members of the squad.
Now one of the most sought after wingers in world football, he recalls being in a similar position when he was starting out at Lille.
“In my first month I trained with Patrick Kluivert and he had a good mentality,” Hazard explained to Chelsea magazine.
“I remember one day we were in the gym together and he was doing some work, and I was doing… nothing!
“So he started to show me, saying: ‘Come on, Eden! You need to do this!’
“I remember thinking, ‘If Patrick Kluivert’s told me this, I need to do something!’ He was a top guy, a top player.
“That’s when I started to understand that football is not easy and you need to work if you want to arrive.”
Hazard missed pre-season after suffering a broken leg on international duty with Belgium.
But he got his first goal of the season against Bournemouth recently and is keen to display the right attitude at all times.
“You need to show the right mentality to the younger players, because they are looking up to you.
“When I was 16 at Lille, I was watching the big guys, thinking, ‘Oh, this guy does this in training; that guy never comes in late.’
“So, yeah, we are examples. You need to show the right motivation, the right ambition.”