Antonio Conte has been handed a major injury headache ahead of the clash with Crystal Palace this weekend.
Alvaro Morata limped off during the defeat to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge before the international break. He subsequently missed Spain’s fixtures and remained in England to recover.
The Chelsea faithful collectively held their breath for news – would he be available for the Palace game? Would he be back in time to face AS Roma in the Champions League? Well, it looks as though at least one of those questions has been answered.
According to the Metro, Morata was not involved in training with his Chelsea teammates at the Cobham training ground ahead of their visit to Selhurst Park. It seems unwise to risk a player who is carrying a hamstring injury and has not trained ahead of the game.
With Michy Batshuayi providing quality in reserve, we should be able to beat a side who is yet to pick up a point in the Premier League so far this term.
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