David Luiz in talks with Real Madrid over January transfer

Antonio Conte Chelsea

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It's the first time the former Juventus boss has been sent off in his managerial career. "Last season we were so good to win at the same time but don't forget we are building and the club knows very well what our situation is". We have just started this period and it will be important to rest players. This combination has yielded the most goals in the Premier League by one player assisting a teammate.

Seconds before that, Conte, somewhere in the stands was instructing Alessio to bring on Victor Moses.

The Daily Mail now reports that Real Madrid are monitoring Luiz's predicament as Barcelona and AC Milan also consider launching bids for the defender.

Fabregas is expected to start against Swansea on Wednesday and already has 17 starts to his name this season - just one fewer than he had in all of 2016-17.

"After Saturday, everyone is okay", Clement said in his press conference, per Wales Online.

Centre-half Kyle Bartley remains unavailable until the second week of December for the Swans with an MCL Knee injury, while striker Tammy Abraham is also ruled out as he cannot take the field for his loan side against his parent club.

And Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski gathered low shots from Alvaro Morata, Davide Zappacosta and Pedro as the Blues continued to dominate. A clean bill of health otherwise. But I have a great respect for him and his job. At the other end, substitute Wayne Routledge had a golden opportunity to rescue something from the game late on but his cross was, like Swansea, severely lacking in quality.

Assistant first team coach Angelo Alessio took on the Conte role, but somewhat quieter.

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As for Chelsea, it's thought Lyon's Mouctar Diakhaby is being considered as a potential replacement after the 20-year-old's impressive performances in Ligue 1 this season.

The Blues crucially needed to win this game in order to keep their title race hopes alive, while Swansea were looking for points to keep away from the relegation zone and initially seemed boosted by the weekend's draw to Bournemouth.

This season he has further established himself under Conte and his one-game-a-month spell during the Italian's early tenure at the club has become a distant memory.

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