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Antonio Conte: 'David Luiz fit for Atletico Madrid match'

Antonio Conte: 'David Luiz fit for Atletico Madrid match'”

Pedro was forced off at half-time against the Gunners and Conte was fearing that the Spaniard would be ruled out for a few weeks but has revealed that the damage was not as serious as they thought, with the winger now being available for selection for the game against Stoke on Saturday.

But Conte, whose side beat Qarabag 6-0 in their opening Group C match in the Champions League, expects Luiz to play at Atletico next Wednesday.

The suspension meant the former Paris Saint-Germain centre-back missed out on the Londeners' 5-1 demolition of Nottingham Forest on Wednesday night, and will serve the remainder of this three-match ban when his side travel to Stoke City and entertain Manchester City before the end of this month.

"He must be OK", Conte said.

He said, "When I was younger, my teams always played four at the back and then in the first season in Gladbach, we changed from four to three and played that through nearly the whole season".

"I was the middle player, so I know that position".

Michy Batshuayi scored a hat-trick while Kenedy and the impressive Charly Musonda were also on target for Chelsea.

'The Tottenham game was very hard and all Champions League games are big games so I have enjoyed the time I have had on the pitch, and I think so far I have shown good signs'.

'I got more game time so I have more confidence and I became more forward as a person. "He has to continue and when there is an opportunity he must take it".

But who could make Conte's starting XI? "We must be pleased tonight because we saw a lot of our young players in this game".



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