Not to mention, Rooney picked up a metatarsal injury at Stamford Bridge just six weeks away from England's World Cup opener against Paraguay in 2006.
12:56PM The Telegraph's Chief sports writer Paul Hayward penned his thoughts on Antonio Conte following Chelsea's win at Tottenham last weekend.
But a side missing Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas through suspension, as well as injured playmaker Eden Hazard, went to Wembley last weekend and beat last term's closest challengers Tottenham 2-1.
Hazard played 75 minutes for Chelsea's under-23s against Everton on Friday following a fractured ankle but is not expected to be involved with the senior team this weekend.
With new Everton signings Wayne Rooney and Gylfi Sigurdsson already among the goals, Conte is expecting another tough test when Ronald Koeman's side arrive in west London.
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