January 2, 2018

Conte: No Plans To Stop Rotation  (Sky Sports)

Antonio ConteAntonio Conte says he will continue his policy of rotating the Chelsea team ahead of facing Arsenal in the first of three meetings against their London rivals in January.

Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas were both left on the bench for the Premier League defending champions' resounding 5-0 victory over Stoke last Saturday with Danny Drinkwater and Willian given the chance to impress.

Chelsea will reclaim second spot in the table with a win at London rivals Arsenal on Wednesday, a game you can watch live on Sky Sports Premier League.

"When you play against Arsenal every game is very important," Conte said in his pre-match press conference.

"Now Wednesday's game is very important for the league.

"We want to try to do our best. We want to try to get three points, to give satisfaction to our fans."

Conte's Chelsea face a busy January which includes a two-legged semi-final against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, with both matches live on Sky Sports Football.

"In my plan, it's very important to involve all my players," Conte added.

"I think we are doing a really good job in this situation. We are making many rotations, but at the same time our results are positive.

"It means all my players are working very well."

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