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I Won't Swap Costa For Lukaku - Conte

29/04/2017

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Costa and Chelsea teammates celebrating a goal.
Antonio Conte insists he would not swap Diego Costa for Romelu Lukaku, despite continued speculation Everton's Belgium hitman could return to Chelsea this summer.

Chelsea face Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday with the chance to rubber-stamp Champions League qualification and edge ever closer to the Premier League title.

Everton striker Lukaku tops the Premier League scoring charts with 24 goals, while Chelsea talisman Costa has struck 19 times in league action.y

Chelsea boss Conte remained coy about comparisons between the two prolific forwards, but admitted the Blues must pay heed to Lukaku's powers on Sunday.

Asked if he would rather have Costa or Lukaku, Conte replied: 'As I've said before, for me my players are the best in the world.

'I wouldn't change my players with any other players. I think that Lukaku for sure is a really good player, he's scoring a lot of goals this season.

'You have to pay him great attention but it's always the same, we study the opponent and we try to find the best solution to stop them, about single players and about the team.

'Yes we must pay great attention to Lukaku, but also Everton's other players. They have a lot of good players with good technique.'
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