Kante Morata

Blues forward Alvaro Morata has been ruled out of tonight’s Premier League match against Huddersfield Town due to a combination of a back injury and tiredness according to manager Antonio Conte.

The Chelsea boss said:

“Morata is out. He is a bit tired and he has a problem in his back.”

“I think when you play every three days, it is impossible to have a training session and to work on the physical aspects.

“It’s impossible. It’s impossible because you have to prepare with the players for a game every three days.”

“I think we have to face the reality and will try to do our best. If I stay here to complain it is not the right way. We have to try to do our best.”

“For sure it is difficult because to face a game every three days is not simple, especially if your squad is not big, but at the same time, we have to face this situation.

“Some players can be tired, that’s normal because some players are playing from this summer and our tours in China and Singapore.”

“But I repeat we have to find the best solution. We have to find more rotations. I’m doing this, we will try and do our best with hunger and desire. We will fight.”

Alvaro, who has scored 10 goals since joining the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer, played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as Chelsea slipped to a 1-0 defeat at London rivals West Ham.

In other injury news Conte confirmed Chelsea will again be without  David Luiz as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.

David Luiz
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Also Danny Drinkwater trained yesterday following a fever and has been included in the squad that travelled up to Huddersfield last night.

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