Chelsea could hand debuts to Deadline Day signings Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta this weekend, with Antonio Conte having been frustrated in his pursuit of other targets during the summer window.
Leicester: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is confident his squad can cope with a far busier September than past year.
The attacking midfielder has not featured for the Blues since last season after picking up an injury while on worldwide duty with Belgium.
The 26-year-old also represented Belgium during the recent worldwide break, and Conte has confirmed that the former Lille attacker "is available" for this weekend's visit to the King Power Stadium. "We have to wait until the end of the season and then I can reply very well", he said.
"I want to win as much as possible, I don't want to only have one Premier League medal at home - it would be an empty glass cabinet". Two seasons ago they won the league and when you win the league you are a strong team. "But every manager has great experience to face these type of situations". He's a wing-back and usually prefers to play on the right, but can play on the left. "He's working very well and in the squad", were Conte's comments on the England worldwide as he addressed the media ahead of the trip to the King Power Stadium on Saturday.
"I'm enjoying my football and I just want to say thanks to him, really".
"You can not expect - if he plays on Saturday, which is up to the manager - if he gets minutes you will see his quality but maybe he is not at his top form like he was last season and you can not forget that".
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"I have to decide the right moment and the right minutes, but for sure he is available now".
"I was totally in agreement with him".
"Davide played a game against Israel in the national team and showed he is in good physical condition. But if you have a plan and your ideas are very clear, I don't see a problem".
"No, no news on him", Conte said.
Conte will get a boost for his team's attack with Eden Hazard fit and available for selection again.
Barkley was reported to have changed his mind on the £35 million (Dh169.7m) Chelsea switch, but Conte rubbished claims that a lack of personal contact played any part in the England star's U-turn.