Hazard admission, striker crisis for Chelsea, Mourinho's options up top

Not only great talent, but players who run a lot during a game. To see this is great for the other players, for the staff, for me and all the people who work at Chelsea. That's certainly not the best ratio in the world, but compared with Kanté's career record of 8 goals in a little over 150 games (and only 2 in the two seasons with Leicester and Chelsea), it's easy to see where Conte might think he was stronger as a player when comparing himself with the key Chelsea man. During training sessions he works a lot, but always with a smile.

"N'Golo is a fantastic guy, fantastic player, great commitment, great behaviour".

N'Golo Kante has to be a serious contender for the PFA Player of the Year award, according to Chelsea colleague Gary Cahill.

"I think if we don't win the title this season it's something like PSG, the same feeling". I hope with all my heart that, at the end of the season, it will be a Chelsea player. We can win both the cup and the league. A growing feeling around United is that Pogba needs that first truly complete statement performance and, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic out suspended as Jose Mourinho goes back to his league-leading old club, Stamford Bridge might well be the stage.

He won six major trophies, including two Serie A titles under Conte, before rejoining Manchester United for a world-record £89m fee last summer.

"If we don't win the title this season it will be something of the same feeling because we have the opportunity to win so we have to". A top player in all situations. They had a long trip [to Rostov in Russian Federation in the Europa League].

"For sure, we are studying Manchester United to try and find the right solution". All the opponents will give everything and we have to do our best. "All the games from now until the end of the season will be hard because everyone wants to beat the team that is at the top of the league, so we have to be ready for that".

  • Julie Sanders