Kurt Zouma has been away since suffering a nasty injury against Manchester United, back in February.
The 22-year-old has been recovering gradually, and was given game time in the development squad to boost his match fitness. Zouma hasn’t been available for selection ever since, but Conte has confirmed that the Frenchman will be available for selection.
Conte said: “I’m happy to have the availability of all my central defenders, it’s important Kurt is with us,” said the Italian.
“He is in good form in training but it’s normal after a bad injury that you need time to recover. In this period we prefer him to play with the Under-23s, which he will do on Monday. It’s important for him to have game time and it’s fantastic to have another great player like Kurt available.”