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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has been able to name a settled lineup for months now due to Chelsea’s absence from the Champions League, but December will definitely be a busy month for the Italian and his Chelsea team.

Speaking about the run of games, Conte said: “After this game (against Crystal Palace), we have eight days before we play the next game against Bournemouth and in this season we haven’t had European matches so my players haven’t played a lot of matches,”

“But for sure to play three games in six days is not easy and for this reason it is also be very important to speak to my players to understand their physical condition and then to take the best decision for the starting 11.”

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