The managers are meeting the media ahead of this week’s Premier League matches, and many eyes are trained on one specific match-up. Chelsea and Manchester United meet on Sunday, the first time Jose Mourinho will manage against his old side since his unceremonious exit last winger. Mourinho, of course, led Chelsea to the 2014-15 title only to see a miserable start to the following campaign. He was hired at Manchester United this summer, but Conte thinks Mourinho’s Chelsea laurels have earned him some love from Stamford Bridge. “I have great respect for Mourinho. He deserves a good reception. He was an important man for Chelsea and wrote part of the club’s story.” Conte also touched on Paul Pogba‘s
World Cup champion Lauren Holiday has had a brain tumor removed, one month after giving birth. Holiday’s husband, Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans, announced that his pregnant wife was diagnosed with an operable tumor in September, and Lauren Holiday has publicly thanked fans for support while requesting prayers. The Holidays welcomed their first child earlier this month, and Jrue left the Pelicans preseason to help his wife. The BBC added this tidbit: Unbelievably as a three-year-old, she had open-heart surgery to repair a defect and went on to become one of the world’s most respected football players. Get well soon, Lauren.
Paris Saint-Germain captain Thiago Silva is being monitored by Juventus, with the club's CEO Giuseppe Marotta hinting at a possible move for the soon-to-be free agent. Thiago Silva is out of contract at the end of the season and the former AC Milan center back has been linked with a return to Serie A after his representative suggested his client could leave French champion PSG if his future is not resolved by December. The news has alerted Juve, which is no stranger to signing quality free agents, having pounced to lure Andrea Pirlo from Milan in 2011.