Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his side to be wary of Everton forward Wayne Rooney, ahead of their Saturday afternoon clash in the Premier League.
The former Manchester Unitedcap has been in a rich vein of form of late - scoring six goals and providing two assists in his last five matches for Sam Allardyce's rejuvenated Toffees.
Speaking ahead of the big game, via Sky Sports , Conte singled out Rooney as the key threat facing his side.
Only the player understands when the moment is arriving to say 'stop' when it comes to playing for the national team.
But my legs didn't support me.When you wake up and you feel the pain in your knee, in your back, in your head, in your neck... when you realise this, you start to think, 'this moment has arrived'.
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