Victor Moses should be back next week - Antonio Conte

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"But, I think, the six top teams in England have to try. No?"

Blues boss Antonio Conte, whose side face Qarabag in the Champions League on Wednesday and a league game at Liverpool three days later, is hopeful Moses will soon be available.

"Yes, David Luiz is in the squad", the Italian coach told a news conference.

The Brazilian was omitted from the squad last time out when Chelsea saw off Manchester United prior to the worldwide break, however, Conte has confirmed he will be recalled for the clash with the Baggies.

Conte and Luiz's relationship is reported to have been strained since September, though came to a head after the humiliating 3-0 defeat away to Roma in the Champions League.

And now British media report that Luiz could be on his way to Manchester United in January. He said it's flawless to play this season regularly. Growing frustration led to whispers of his premature departure and many believe that Conte could even be tempted with a return to Italy's national team to replace recently sacked Ventura.

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The midfielder was criticised in some quarters, but former Italy boss Conte can not fathom why. It's very important for his development, and to come back and play for Chelsea with great maturity.

Chelsea have seen former midfielder, Nemanja Matic join United last summer of which many questioned the rationale behind the decision. At the same time I think that we have to respect his decision, his professional decision.

Not easily dispossessed and composed on the ball, Loftus-Cheek is the closest Chelsea have to Nemanja Matic on their books and they still let him leave Stamford Bridge.

In the meantime, Luiz has impressed Conte with his attitude and application in training, and appears to have gone some way to getting back into the Italian manager's good books.

The worldwide break saw Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Tammy Abraham, two Chelsea youngsters now on loan at other Premier League clubs, make their England debuts.