Wayne Bridge makes honest admission about Alvaro Morata at Chelsea

Fernando Torres

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But personally I prefer the 5-3-2 and I think just Morata and Hazard are ideal strike partners up front.

Alvaro Morata has scored seven goals for Chelsea since arriving from Real Madrid.

Conte has previously expressed his admiration for Pep Guardiola's approach and did so again, saying: "I think every coach must have an own style of football". That is a chance for him to show he is a top player who can compete to be the best.

The report claims that the Premier League champions are prepared to make Hazard the highest-paid player in the league by offering him a new £300,000 a week deal.

Eden Hazard will be looking to support Alvaro Morata up front with his creativity and Willian, Pedro and Michy Batshuayi are the attacking options the Chelsea manager has on the bench for Manchester City. However, Chelsea will surely miss Morata more than City will Sergio Aguero and United will Pogba.

Whoever comes out on top remains far from obvious, although whoever gains the upper hand at Stamford Bridge this Saturday may see their efforts rewarded greatly come May. His first start of the season went amazingly well and he was Chelsea's best player on the pitch. He's great in the air and Batshuayi can only match him for his finishing ability, without being as effective at the rest of the jobs that are paramount for a modern striker.

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"He's really bang on and we were talking about Harry Kane but this lad has just come straight in".

Morata was off target once more from a similar position to the right of goal inside the Atletico penalty area, provoking an animated response from Conte on the touchline.

Fantasy points per game don't tell the whole story in all honesty, as Hazard is averaging 4.4 whilst his Belgian counterpart averages 12.4, despite their hugely contrasting minutes played. "I think we have the points that we deserve".

"About this issue I have already spoken", Conte said.

The Italian said: "It will not be easy to make decisions tomorrow, because, in my eyes, there is the last performance against Atletico Madrid".

Danish defender Christensen, who spent the previous two seasons on loan at Borussia Mönchengladbach, is set to start Saturday's game in place of the suspended David Luiz.

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