The Brazil-born Spain worldwide had made it clear that he wants to rejoin his former club and link up with Diego Simeone and the two clubs have been in negotiations for over two months.
"Alvaro don't forget, in his previous experience, didn't play a lot at Juventus or at Real Madrid", Conte said.
The 28-year-old streamed an Instagram live to his 2.5 million followers on Sunday night, sparking plenty of criticism from Chelsea fans on the social media platform.
"It will be a nice evening for me and I will be very hungry and focused on getting three points". I think he played with good intensity. The manager confirmed in his pre-match conference that all players except Danny Drinkwater were available at his disposal. "This game is very hard - I remember last season". The striker was pictured at the airport in Brazil on Thursday (21 September) preparing to fly to Madrid to complete the necessary formalities. I think it is good for the game.
"I'm working with my players, I'm very happy to work with these players".
Intrigue will surround Eden Hazard's involvement in these crunch clashes.
Costa, a key figure in Chelsea's two titles in the last three seasons, has not featured for the club since the FA Cup final defeat against Arsenal in May. "Scored a cracker, and at the hub of the supply line to Harry Kane and Dele Alli", says Mariner, with Nicol seconding the appreciation.
"Also, be ready to be on the bench and come in and make the difference, like he did [at Stoke]".
"I don't see a problem". "It wasn't helped by Bruno Martins Indi coming off, which means that apart from Kurt Zouma (who was ineligible for this game) we have no central defenders and that is going to be very tough".
"You can't allow yourselves to make too many individual errors in these sort of games, but [Darren] Fletcher allowed the ball to drop a little bit too far away from him and they scored a second which really set us back". The past is not important, for every coach and every single player the past stays there.