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Chelsea’s Antonio Conte insists injury is only reason for David Luiz’s absence

• Conte: ‘I understand someone thinks I’m not telling the truth’• Álvaro Morata back in squad for home game against SouthamptonAntonio Conte says David Luiz’s continued absence from Chelsea’s team stems solely from inflammation off a knee, a “serious” injury from which no return date has been set.The timing of the injury has been unfortunate, sustained after cracks had emerged in his relationship with the management. Conte was unimpressed with the defender’s stroppy reaction to being substituted in the home game against Roma in mid-October and his performance in the...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Friday, 15 December