"You're not just falling out with one player, you're falling out with four, five, six - those six could be worth £200million". "I was very happy for this", Conte said in the press conference following the win over United. Maybe in the future I can decide a different way, or continue in this way. He also said: 'Christensen is the present and the future for Chelsea'.
There were reports that after recent form, including the 3-0 dismantling in Rome last week, that Conte was coming under pressure from above but Neville believes his players made the statement that they back their manager on Sunday.
"I thought the decision to drop Luiz was the right decision".
In dropping David Luiz for one of Chelsea's biggest games of the season, Conte gave the clearest message that he will not manage in fear of what owner Roman Abramovich might do next. "From now until the end, every day my future is discussed".
Conte will not attempt to placate Abramovich, he will simply make the decisions he feels are best for the club and stand by them - whether they are judged good or bad.
"I am only concentrated on Chelsea and purely want to do what is best for Chelsea. Sometimes, I can make mistakes or sometimes I can do the best thing".
Luiz's Brazilian teammate Kenedy was subsequently left out of the squad to face United after being caught yawning during the meeting.
"It is a big call because if you take on these players in that dressing room, where David Luiz is a big influence, a big character, you can lose at this club".
Luiz was guilty of some shocking defending against AS Roma in the Champions League.
Chelsea defender Andres Christensen has today revealed that he had figured out that he would be handed a start versus Manchester United long before yesterday's matchup.
Andreas Christensen took his place in his three-man defence alongside Cesar Azpilicueta and Gary Cahill, with 17-year-old Ethan Ampadu making the bench.