Chelsea’s manager, Antonio Conte has stated that Sergio Aguero’s horror tackle in the 3-1 win over Manchester City on David Luiz scared him.
Aguero will miss four games due to suspension after getting a second red card this season, but the Brazilian defender is available for the West Brom clash on Sunday.
Conte has gotten more unhappy with the tackle on Luiz and will monitor his fitness, with the centre back having to train alone to help his recovery during the week.
“I have to check on Saturday if David Luiz is able to play on Sunday because, after this tackle, this tackle was very bad.” Conte revealed at a press conference at Cobham Training Centre.
“I have to check on his recovery from his injury. It will be very important for him and for me to decide whether he’s able to play on Sunday. That tackle was dangerous, for sure. I watched the images and I was afraid [of the severity]. I was scared. He is trying to recover from this tackle.
“[I knew how bad it was] only after I saw the replays. That is when I saw this was very dangerous for David Luiz, yes.
Matic, Pedro and Costa are all fit to play West Brom on Sunday and Conte is pleased to have a full squad ahead of the encounter.
“I am pleased. In one season it is very important if you are able to avoid muscular problems. Traumatic problems are very difficult to avoid, but to avoid muscular problems is important.
“To have a method, a philosophy, in training sessions and to work with the players together with the medical staff and try and find the best solution, to have less injuries in one season, that’s important.
“The statistics are important. To check, for example, during games or training sessions. But I think the most important thing for me is my eye. My eyes.
“Because it’s important this, to understand, to look if some players are more tired than others, if someone is a bit lazy or not… you can push. It’s important. The eyes, in my work, in my job, are very important.
“The number of injuries is always important at the end of the season. To look at the statistics is very important. Usually, when you have many injuries, you can lose key players during the season.
“This is not good for the team. The best is always to have a squad with 22, 23, 24 players with a great level, to support sometimes if you have some injuries during the season.”