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​Conte reluctantly discusses Luiz return for Chelsea

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has confirmed that David Luiz will return to the Blues squad for their trip to West Brom on Saturday.

Luiz was left out of the squad for Chelsea's most recent match with Conte describing the move as a "tactical decision".

When asked if Luiz was in contention for the fixture at the Hawthorns, Conte said: "Yes, David Luiz is in the squad.

"I repeat; it was a technical decision. Every single player has to react well and accept my decision."

However, Conte was reluctant to be drawn on his relationship with the Brazilian defender, saying: "I'm here to speak for the team before an important game against West Brom, and not to speak about a single player.

"I like to speak about the team, about the next game in which we have to pay good attention."

Ian Ferris
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