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FA Cup: Conte confirms three major injury blows for Chelsea

FA Cup: Conte confirms three major injury blows for Chelsea

'Morata has a problem in his back and Courtois took a kick in his ankle.

The Magpies - who have lost 3-1 and 5-1 on their last two trips to Stamford Bridge - will be unable to field their new loan signing Kenedy, who is ineligible to face his parent club.Rafa Benitez has revealed that Florian Lejeune has been back running in training this week, but Sunday's game will probably come too soon for him. Blues italian boss changes opinion after frustration following Wednesday night's Carabao Cup semi-final loss at Arsenal. I'm happy to work with my players, I'm happy to work for this club.

On the future of Charly Musonda and if Ross Barkley will make his first start against Newcastle United, Conte said: "As I said before, to buy or sell the club decide. The No. 9 is an important player because I want him to be a point of reference to our team". "At the same time this is something I do not want to discuss with you".

"I am not anxious".

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"As you know, after a bad injury you need a bit of time to be fit 100%". I know staff and players and we finished third and that was the target. "Last season we had to deal with this situation in the same way".

With questionable enquiries being rejected for West Ham's Andy Carroll and 37-year-old Peter Crouch, it seems that Antonio Conte has settled for Roma striker and Premier League champion Edin Dzeko to solve the current goalscoring dilemma. Conte admitted after the Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday: "The club decide our transfer market".

Eden Hazard was deployed in a "false 9" role against Arsenal but we could see Michy Batshuayi recalled up front with Hazard dropping back in to a more natural attacking role.

"I go in another room, the living room and then sometimes I start to work, watch the game or try to find a new solution". "In this case it's more hard for the coach, because the players love to play and not have training sessions".