Antonio Conte confirms trio will miss the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has confirmed that the Blues will be without three players for their Premier League fixture against Manchester United on Sunday.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game at the weekend, Conte revealed the state of the squad and who would be available for selection, and ruled out three of his squad members for Sunday's game.

However, the Italian has said that Olivier Giroud is in contention to start however no decision has yet been made. Chelsea operated with a false nine system on Tuesday for the majority of the game against Barcelona and Conte could opt to use the same system once again on Sunday.

The next few weeks for Chelsea are season definers with the Red Devils on Sunday and then another trip to Manchester next weekend to face table toppers Manchester City. Then the Blues have to travel to Spain for their second leg in the Champions League.

It's going to be a season defining month for the Blues!