Alvar No! Morata Injured For Chelsea's Trip To Huddersfield
Antonio Conte has confirmed that Alvaro Morata won't travel for Chelsea's trip to Huddersfield on Tuesday evening with the striker battling fatigue and a back problem.
Morata played the full 90 minutes against West Ham on Saturday afternoon despite having had a virus before the clash, as his side lost 1-0 thanks to a Marko Arnautovic strike.
Conte then declared Chelsea's title hopes are over after seeing his side lose their fourth game in 16 matches in the Premier League, falling 14 points behind leaders Manchester City.
The Italian has since revealed Morata will play no part in the Blues' clash against Huddersfield but Danny Drinkwater could return after recovering from an illness.
Conte said: “Morata is out because he’s a bit tired and there is a problem in his back. He is out. Drinkwater started a training session yesterday after the fever and is coming with us.
"But, for sure, after three or four days with a fever, his physical condition is not at the top. [David] Luiz is continuing to recover from his knee [injury]. I think when you play every three days it is impossible to have a training session and to work on the physical aspects.