However, the pre-match press conference saw Maurizio Sarri having to discuss a potential high-profile departure yet again.
The Blues boss was asked whether there had been any update on Eden Hazard‘s future.
The Belgium playmaker continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid, where the transfer window remains open for another two weeks.
“I have spoken with him very often in the last 10 days,” Sarri said.
“He has never said anything to me about this. I am sure Eden will be with us for this season.”
Liverpool have agreed a £2million fee with Cagliari for defender Ragnar Klavan, according to the Evening Standard.
The Estonia international is surplus to requirements at Anfield and the Serie A side have agreed a fee for his transfer.
Klavan, 32, is due in Italy on Friday to negotiate personal terms and undergo a medical.
The Serbia international has become one of the world’s most sought-after talents, with Manchester United and Chelsea also reportedly preparing big-money bids to secure his services.
The former Genk man made 34 appearances last campaign, scoring 12 goals and contributing to the Eagles fifth place finish in Italy’s top flight.
Milan are also said to be chasing Adrien Rabiot from Paris Saint-Germain, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport but will have to compete with Barcelona.