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"They stay with us".

"I used to really enjoy watching him go about his business because he was different - he had an edge, and the reaction of other players to him was interesting".

"For Kurt this season it is very important to play after a really bad injury, not a simple injury - he broke his leg in a bad way".

The Brazil global forward told Sky Sports: "These players are great players, we miss these players, but Chelsea always try to bring players with quality".

Now, Antonio Conte has confirmed that the player is in contention for the game against Stoke this weekend.

Conte who has led his side to three wins, a draw and a defeat so far this season is wary of the threat Stoke City poses to his side after their win over Arsenal and their draw against Manchester United.

The Brazilian told Sky Sports: "When you are champions one year, then the next year is more hard because the other teams know and prepare well, they come to win against us and to put our team in trouble". But we have great players here and we have to be happy if you are here, or in Manchester or Madrid.

"I think previous year they were quite good at taking things up to a line and not crossing it, and maybe they have just got that balance a little bit wrong".

Conte is well aware of the Potters' strengths and insists there is no way he will take the game lightly as Chelsea attempt to close the three-point gap to leaders Manchester City.

Hughes will be relieved his makeshift defence does not have to contend with Diego Costa, who arrived in Spain on Friday to complete his impending move to Atletico Madrid. We won three titles last season and City didn't win anything. "It was important to send him on loan". We wish him all the best for the future. This is very important and we have to continue this. Continuing that trend might soon see Amazon and Facebook trying to bag the rights to stream the Premier League. That's where we find ourselves and it's coincided with the fact we can't play Kurt.

"Pedro is fit for the game against Stoke on Saturday", said Conte.