Delight For Chelsea As Star Striker Morata Set To Return For Champions League Clash Against Roma
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is set to return from a hamstring injury as the Blues look to maintain their 100% start to the Champions League against Roma.
The Spaniard, who sustained the injury while playing against Manchester City last month, missed Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace.
Wing-back Victor Moses has not trained since being substituted at Selhurst Park with a hamstring injury.
Midfielders N’Golo Kante (hamstring) and Danny Drinkwater (calf) are out.
“I could take a risk on Saturday to force Morata to play against Crystal Palace, but I’m not so stupid,” Blues manager Antonio Conte said.
“I’m not taking a risk if I decide for Morata to play against Roma.”
After wins against Qarabag and Atletico Madrid, Chelsea are aiming to extend their perfect record in Group C against second-placed Roma at Stamford Bridge.
The Italians are two points behind Conte’s side after a goalless draw at home to Atletico and a 2-1 victory at Qarabag.