Hazard starts against Man City

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Chelsea are now 4th in the Premier League table, six points behind both Manchester clubs, who are on 19 points from seven games. "I think that I have players who try to make the best decisions".

Morata was off target once more from a similar position to the right of goal inside the Atletico penalty area, provoking an animated response from Conte on the touchline.

Meanwhile Barcelona needed an own goal from Sebastian Coates in the 49th minute to give them a 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon to maintain their 100 percent record in the Champions League and Liga Santander this season.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says Chelsea feel a "bit penalised" by the fixture scheduling, having had both the disadvantage of playing away and a day later than Manchester City ahead of Saturday's big match between the teams. "I'm very happy for him".

Chelsea have shown their trust in Morata by paying £58 million plus add-ons to secure him from Real Madrid and his good form at the start of the season has seen him quickly become the undisputed main man.

Four of Alvaro Morata's goals and each of his assists this season have been headers, and the Spaniard's head was the source of Chelsea's best chance of the first half today. "But I think and hope he stays healthy".

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While, Costa was an enviable target man, that allowed Hazard to play off him.

City boast the joint best defence in the league, conceding just twice along with their fierce rivals United, whilst also possessing the most prolific attack outright, scoring 21 times.

"Every single player performed very well in this game. I think we have the points we deserve".

"N'Golo Kante played an incredible game, but we are used to seeing that because he is a fantastic player", Conte said after Chelsea's win over Leicester.

"You have to consider in seven games we played Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and also Everton".

Conte had complained earlier this week that his players would not have enough time to recover from Wednesday's Champions League game, saying his side were being "penalised" by the scheduling.

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