Chelsea surrendered a two-goal lead to their Serie A opponents at Stamford Bridge after goals from Aleksandar Kolarov and Edin Dzeko cancelled out strikes from Luiz and Eden Hazard, and Dzeko then put Roma on the brink of a famous victory before Hazard’s second spared the Premier League champions’ blushes.
After the match Conte revealed that he substituted Luiz because of concerns about a calf injury, while Bakayoko also picked up a groin problem in the first half. Chelsea are already without N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses due to hamstring injuries, while Danny Drinkwater is still battling a lingering calf issue.
United also suffered an injury scare in their 1-0 win over Benfica as striker Marcus Rashford limped off with a knee injury, but Mourinho afterwards insisted: “I never speak about injuries. Other managers, they cry, they cry, they cry when a player is injured.
“If I wanted to moan I could cry like the others for five minutes; [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, [Marouane] Fellaini, [Paul] Pogba, [Marcos] Rojo…”
Responding to Mourinho’s comments, Conte said: “Do you think it was for me? If he is speaking about me, I think he has to think about his team and start looking at himself, not others.
“I think that a lot of times Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea. A lot of times, also last season. [He has] to think about his team.”