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Blues boss Conte has cut a frustrated figure from the moment he sagely warned of a difficult season in store during Chelsea's pre-season tour.
Courtois did not feature for Belgium during the international break because of a hamstring problem, while defender Christensen was sent back by Denmark after struggling with muscle fatigue.
Messi has frequently been linked with a big-money move to the EPL but Conte is convinced the striker will retire at Barcelona.
Iniesta faces a race against time to be fit for Wednesday's Champions League clash at the Camp Nou, with the tie delicately poised following a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
Conte's plan to contain and counter-attack on Barcelona nearly worked to perfection in the first leg three weeks ago.
Antonio Conte and Ernesto Valverde go head-to-head as Chelsea look to upset Barcelona in Champions League
Conte has said he will consult his players ahead of Chelsea´s Champions League clash with Barcelona on Wednesday.
Chelsea forward Willian's deflected shot opened the scoring in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in Premier League.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted Friday he still believed in the Qatari owners' blueprint for the club.
Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte said Friday that midfielder N'Golo Kante has trained all week and is showing no ill-effects.
Chelsea are in grave danger of missing out on Champions League football for a second time in three seasons.
Chelsea's fourth defeat in five league games left Conte's reigning EPL title-holders five points adrift of the top four.
Fiorentina and Italy international defender Astori was found dead from a suspected heart attack in his hotel room in Udine.
Chelsea head to Manchester lagging 22 points behind City and look certain to have to surrender the title to Guardiola's men.
Antonio Conte and Arsene Wenger have no margin for error as they fight to avoid being frozen out of the EPL's top four.
Conte, 48, coached Italy from 2014 to the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship before taking over at Chelsea.