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Chelsea considering replacing Antonio Conte with caretaker boss Marco Silva

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Eden Hazard will therefore drop back in to a more natural attacking midfield role while Willian could get the nod over Pedro if Conte wants two attackers to play off Giroud.

I can speak about him very well, as a person and a coach.

'My task is to try to improve every player in every aspect: mentality, desire, the will to fight and the tactical aspects.

If you ask me whether he needs a day, a month or the rest of the season, I don't know.

Since taking over at Stamford Bridge, the 48-year-old has imposed various bans - like ketchup in the players' canteen - to maintain a strict regime.

"I think it's an opportunity that the manager probably felt we could switch off from football for a few days and come back re-energised and re-focused for the job in hand, and I think it will be beneficial", added Cahill.

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"We realise it's a hard task when you see the fixtures we have coming up, hence why I say it will probably define our season", said Chelsea captain Gary Cahill. Luis Enrique would reportedly be Chelsea's next coach, even for the Champions League match against Barcelona.

"He reached his targets with Barcelona, and also with Roma, you could see a well-organised team".

"We do this job, and our job is not "difficult", but you must be open and understand the situation can change. I have, usually, a great respect [for fellow managers]". Antonio Conte's men have endured a shaky run of form in the past couple of weeks as they continue to slide down the Premier League table.

'He's been a big miss because he's a big character on the pitch and he can change the destiny of games, not so much with his ability sometimes but with his character, ' said Pardew. 'I do feel sorry for the manager, ' he said. You can't fault his record'.

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