Chelsea boss Antonio Conte unaware of David Luiz transfer speculation
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 19/12/17 6:34pm
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he does not listen to speculation linking David Luiz with a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Luiz is currently unavailable for selection due to a knee injury but Conte still had to answer questions on his Chelsea future when he faced the media ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup quarter-final against Bournemouth.
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"As a person I am very realistic, I like to tell the truth."
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Kenedy is also set to play against Bournemouth, with Conte insisting he trusts him after he was sent home from a pre-season tour of China for posting inappropriate comments on social media.
"I want to give my players a big opportunity in a big game to show me they should play."
"Every competition is serious, our task is to try to win the game, to reach the semi-final," he said.
"At the same time, it is right in this competition to give the opportunity to the players who are not playing regularly.
"It is right to continue in this way with my players because it is very hard to ask your players to play every game.
"For example, [N'Golo] Kante played 10 games in a row. It means you take a great risk for injuries.
"We played against Everton [in the last round] and we did this [made changes] and we won the game and went through to the next round.
"I hope tomorrow [we win] as well but Bournemouth are a really good team and we must be prepared to fight to go through to the next round."
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