Chelsea will be away to Watford on Monday night at the Vicarage Road, as Antonio Conte and his men will be looking to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat against Bournemouth.
Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud were signed on transfer deadline eve and transfer deadline day respectively, and Conte has stated both players will not be rushed into the team, as they begin to work with their new team-mates.
“We have to wait because don’t forget, especially with Palmieri, we are talking about a player who is coming back from a bad injury and has only played one game in the Italian cup,” Conte said in his press conference.
“Olivier was out for 50 days or so with a muscular injury before he played against Swansea [for Arsenal]. We have to get these players in to the best physical condition and then work with them to get them used to our way of playing.
“Giroud we are starting to work with him but we have to check his physical condition, but it won’t be easy to see him from the start [against Watford].”