Antonio Conte’s life at Chelsea does not seem to get any easier at the moment. The Blues have suffered two humiliating defeats at the hands of Bournemouth and Watford and now Chelsea are about to enter what will be most definitely be their toughest part of the season.
The Stamford Bridge outfit are slated to face Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona – twice, within the span of a fortnight and these few matches could very well decide the fate for the Italian manager.
Barcelona have just given an injury update before their Champions League draw and it does not look pretty for Chelsea at the moment.
Barcelona’s summer signing Ousmane Dembele who has been out for most of the season with injuries is expected to be fit before the Catalans face Antonio Conte’s men.
Dembele has endured a frustrating first season at the Camp Nou and has played only 8 games so far this season. Earlier reports from Spanish media outlet Onda Cero Radio had claimed that the French International was back to full training and could feature against the West London side.
Now Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has more or less confirmed this news claiming that the youngster could make a return within two weeks.
Valverde said: “He is well, he’s training with the team and we think that he could be back either this week or next week.”