Conte: Morata Can Play Counter Rome

Conte: Morata Can Play Counter Rome

Alvaro Morata can return to play when Chelsea face Roma in the Champions League early on Thursday, Antonio Conte said.

The club’s hottest recruit suffered a hamstring injury in the first half in a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City before the international break yesterday.

The striker also could not play when the defending English Premier League champions were beaten 2-1 by bottom team Crystal Palace at the weekend.

Even so, Conte has confirmed the 24-year-old striker could be played counter Rome in Group C’s advanced match at Stamford Bridge.

“Alvaro Morata is likely to play in the game against Roma later,” said the manager in a press conference.

“He has followed all the training sessions with us and we hope he can play for the game later. We need quality up front. “

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