The English champions won the title with two games to spare last season as Antonio Conte got his hands on the Premier League crown in his first term in charge at Stamford Bridge. Here's some of what the Italian had to say. Hazard and Bakayoko are still recovering from injury.
The Spanish worldwide was sent off during the game at Wembley but Conte has confirmed the attacker picked up a knock to his ankle before the incident and won't be involved tomorrow afternoon.
In other results of matches also played on Saturday, Miguel Britos scored a controversial 93rd-minute equaliser for Watford as Liverpool were held 3-3 in a thrilling game at Vicarage Road. "He is playing every game from the start and it is very important for him to play, and to play well".
He added: "I have always worked with great pressure. He is strong physically, has a good personality and technique".
"I think that the coach, the players and referee can make mistakes".
"Behind the scenes he'll be saying the same message, but in a different way: 'This is going to be difficult and this is how we overcome that, by working hard and by doing the extra bits even more than we did past year'".
"It's very important to try to find the right solution, to try to improve the squad", Conte said this week at the Premier League launch.
'If the club decides to loan out players for their development it is because they're not ready to play for Chelsea'. I saw security in the way they played past year. This must be my focus during this period.
British media reported that the text was not appreciated because it weakened Chelsea's bargaining position after it was made public, but Conte denied there being tension between himself and Roman Abramovich, the club's owner.
"The club knows very well what is my opinion".
"I think Manchester United will win the Premier League because Mourinho has never failed in a second season", Crespo said.
"It is normal for me, and also for players that start to work with me, that they need time to adapt to our style of football".
"Alvaro is working well, improving a lot his physical condition and starting to understand what I want about him. It is more hard to adapt than with the other roles".
Gary Cahill seems to have earned Conte's admiration as the manager admitted that he was the "natural choice" to become club captain.
"It's been a long, unusual summer, in which I've had to make decisions". I'm happy to do this job.