The Nigeria global was taken off in the closing stages at Stamford Bridge but Conte appeared positive over his fitness when asked whether he could feature at Stoke.
"Eden is showing great football but also great character and personality in every game".
"He is growing a lot in this aspect".
"In the first 20-25 minutes (against United) I saw only this type of situation for him, and it was impossible for him to play football".
"We've got good options at the moment and sometimes you have to be fair to the guys who have helped you get positive results, albeit I will always try to pick a team that I feel is best capable of winning a match. But, for me, it's a lack of respect if I don't work with my players, if I don't pay attention to my players.in the same way for a champion or a young player".
"I think we need 24 points to win the league".
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Mexico, Italy and Venezuela all finished 1-2 in the first round of pool play behind Puerto Rico , which went 3-0. Gregorius also drove in a run in the eighth on a sacrifice fly when the Netherlands added two more runs.
Conte's predecessor as permanent Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho this week spoke of his frustration at United selling Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Angel Di Maria prior to his arrival.
Conte was also asked if Chelsea were right to sell Romelu Lukaku andKevin De Bruyne.
Conte played down reports suggesting he was stalling over a new contract in the hope of gaining more control of transfers. Football is not simple to give always a correct evaluation for all players.
Chelsea have signed only four players since Conte was appointed 12 months ago, and only one of those, N'Golo Kante, was specifically requested by the manager, a point he is understood to have made forcibly in recent discussions with the club about transfer plans for next season.
"I don't think it is right to term them mistakes".