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Chelsea boss Conte: Luiz and I are fine; Kylian Hazard promoted

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists he and David Luiz have a good relationship.

The Brazilian defender has been having treatment on his right knee because of a build-up of fluid within it, and missed Chelsea's training session on Monday to work with club physios indoors.

Conte told reporters: "David is out. This problem with his knee, trying to solve this situation. He's out."

When then asked whether Luiz's lack of involvement with the Chelsea first team pointed to a breakdown in relationship between the defender and Conte, the Italian replied: "Why do you ask this question?

"Two weeks ago, then it was the past, then he played against Qarabag. If you don't trust what I tell it's your problem not my problem."

Eden Hazard's younger brother Kylian joined in with Chelsea training on Monday and, when asked about his inclusion, Conte replied: "Sometimes he comes with us. Not only us.

"We try to see the young players in training sometimes."

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