Bournemouth boss Howe disappointed to draw Chelsea in Carabao Cup

"Stamford Bridge holds special memories for them and us after the win there in our first season in the Premier League".

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has attacked rumours that his Premier League title champions have turned against him this season.

Drinkwater's return to fitness comes as a boost to Chelsea manager Conte, who has seen N'Golo Kante sidelined with a hamstring injury while Tiemoue Bakayoko has also struggled with injuries.

"They try to create problems for me and the players".

"I'm very happy. Tonight he didn't score, but he played very well".

'It's not good that this person [Steve Holland] has to send me a message saying this is not true.

Hazard, however, will be hoping to be back involved for the Blues when they travel to Bournemouth to take on Eddie Howe's side on Saturday evening in the Premier League.

Ancelotti is out of work after being sacked by Bayern Munich, but Conte does not fear being usurped by his former boss at Juventus. I can accept this.

"Why put another person in this bull****?"

"Our start this season wasn't lucky for many reasons but I think we are doing well and we have the points that we deserve in the league and we are doing well in the Champions League". He's working very well and he's understanding this football and what I want from him.

"I can accept that they write the club is ready to sack me, and accept stories with the players, but to use another person in this way is not correct". I don't care what the newspaper write about my future or the other person because this is our job and Carlo is my friend.

The Blues now trail leaders Manchester City by nine points.

The absence of last season's PFA Player of the Year victor, N'Golo Kante, through injury has been keenly felt and Conte ruled him out of this weekend's clash on Friday. But it's important to know I can count on him.

  • Angelo Rivera