'They are mature people and I'm sure that they don't want to fight with each other.
'In the past, both of us said things, ' said the Chelsea manager, at the training ground in Surrey, on Friday. It is a massive game for us. Nonetheless, they come to this encounter as bet365 's slight favourite at odds of (2.30) while the Blues are backed at (3.50) to cause a major upset in Manchestter's red half. And finally Barkley; the former Everton man made his Chelsea debut last month against Arsenal but has only played a part in two games since.
From the moment Conte's Chelsea thrashed Mourinho's Manchester United 4-0 to kickstart their 2016-17 Premier League title charge, a simmering tension has existed between the pair, who both won the Premier League in their first season in England-and both with the London side. Pogba is said to be unhappy with his role at Old Trafford and Mourinho has not been afraid to bench the 24-year-old since the turn of the new year.
On Wednesday, Mourinho defended his side's cautious approach in the atmospheric Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, saying his team had controlled the game even though Sevilla created more chances.
The France star missed the FA Cup win over Huddersfield four days before being omitted from the starting XI for the Champions League clash.
"From now on till the end, every game is important. I know what he is really good at, I know where he has to improve, and I think he's going to be a very good player". Graeme Le Saux tries to pick his way through them all in his look at Sunday's big Premier League fixture.
Manchester United have already lined-up a summer replacement for Paul Pogba, according to reports.
After a near-perfect performance in the UEFA Champions League against Barcelona at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, Chelsea will on Sunday be hoping to put up another scintillating show on as they visit Old Trafford against Manchester United. Although his assists are markedly higher - 10 to six - it appears unlikely last season's 91 tackles will be equalled or beaten pro rata, as the count is now 37. "Then if he stays out it will be better for us". Antonio Conte, Chelsea manager, mentioned in his pre-match press conference that he was expecting Pogba to start against his team.
The 21-year-old Scott McTominay was Mourinho's preference to face Sevilla.