Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been suspended for this weekend’s Premier League clash against Everton after he was shown a yellow card in the Carabao Cup quarterfinal clash against Bournemouth on Wednesday.
Due to an accumulation of five yellow cards, Morata has now been suspended for the Everton game.
Antonio Conte will have the option of using Michy Batshuayi as the striker or playing Eden Hazard as a false nine alongside Willian and Pedro.
Conte said he will make his final decision on the training ground based on player’s performance.
Conte said: “Now I have to prepare a different plan and I have different options. I have another day to make the best decision and looking at the training today, every single player is in good form.
“The Everton game is very important for us. It is the last game before Christmas and I would like to spend a good Christmas with a good win, but we know in the last five games Everton won four, so they are in good form. They have a really good squad and they have changed coach and are having good results. For this reason we must pay good attention on Saturday.
“It is not simple to play away against Everton but at the same time we want to try to do our best and get three points to continue our run in the league.”