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Antonio Conte has confirmed David Luiz will return to the Chelsea squad on Saturday following rumours of a spat between the two. The Brazilian was dropped from the squad after their 3-0 Champions League defeat by Roma, over which it was rumoured the pair had fallen out.
When asked at his pre-match press conference, Conte confirmed Luiz would feature in Saturday’s away fixture against West Bromwich, but refused to be drawn on the rumours. He said: “I think I stay here to speak for the team before an important game against West Bromwich, not about a single player.” When asked about Luiz’s future before the international break, Conte said: “He has to work really hard otherwise he is on the bench or in the stand.” Meanwhile, a report on Friday suggested a reunion between Luiz and former manager Jose Mourinho could be on the cards.