The Belgium international eventually joined United for £75 million, with the Spain international joining Chelsea for £70 million and both have gotten off to a good start at their new home.
Scott has been included in Chelsea's squad for the Champions League this season, further signalling how highly Conte rates the young prospect.
"The most important and best conversation I had was with (Antonio) Conte, he wanted me to come here". He was in the early stages of losing his voice but he is hoping a dose of antibiotics can help him to recover enough to continue barking out his instructions on the touchline.
Conte's team were denied a memorable Premier League and FA Cup double after the champions crashed to a 2-1 defeat against Arsenal at Wembley in May. When I knew he wanted me this summer, I didn't think twice.
"For this reason I think it's a massive game for us".
The Blues face Arsenal in a London derby at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and will also be without Eden Hazard, although the Belgian playmaker is nearing full fitness. However, his contract extension this summer was merely a pay rise and there still remain only two years left on his contract.More news: It's Official: McLaren And Honda Have Split
"I know Merse (Paul Merson) went with (just) Sanchez, I'm not far off from agreeing with that", Nicholas said on Sky Sports.
"I don't want to speak about Arsenal's problems". Chelsea's schedule for the second half of October looks almost as busy as the schedule for the second half of September (and could get busier depending on League Cup progression), so Drinkwater hopefully will stop being injured by then. "In their squad there are many top players".
The Spain international has made an impressive start to his task of filling the shoes of the exiled Diego Costa, scoring three times in the Premier League already.
"Anything can happen. We have to fight against a rival". He missed so much of pre-season but that move away has all gone now and it's all about playing.
"Liverpool beat us really on the break and Chelsea will try to do the same on Sunday". [Playing against Chiellini as akin to going] into a cage with a hungry gorilla and trying to take his food. "I hope to finish the game with 11 players, yes", Conte replied, pointedly.
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