Positive signs from Alvaro Morata before Roma

Official Chelsea confirm major star has returned to training before Roma clash

Alvaro Morata is desperate to face Roma in midweek

Victor Moses suffered a hamstring in the game, while midfielders N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater as well as striker Alvaro Morata were out due to injuries.

"Alvaro is in contention for tomorrow's game", Conte, who is not sure if he will deploy Morata from the start, told reporters at a pre-match press conference held at Cobham on Tuesday. He got in behind Marcos Alonso and pulled the ball back for Yohan Cabaye, whose attempt to control the ball was interrupted by David Luiz before it ricocheted back off Cabaye and then Azpilicueta to wrong-foot goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Kante and Moses, first time to play three games in a row, Morata the first time regularly, Alonso the same. Tiemoue Bakayoko and Radja Nainggolan provide more skillful physicality than any pairing either team of had for years.

Paper Round's view: Clearly an investigation which the person who has made the allegations has not been asked to contribute towards is missing something. If this is not possible, I have to take risks.

'Chelsea is a great team with some amazing players.

Eden Hazard contributed 16 goals to last season's title-winning campaign but is yet to score this season, while Pedro scored nine times last season but has only found the net once this term.

"We mustn't be happy". Football is a sport that changes very quickly.

The 24-year-old subsequently withdrew from the Spain squad for two final 2018 World Cup qualifiers after being diagnosed with a grade two myofascial injury, sparking fears that he could miss up to eight weeks. This season we are facing four competitions.

And it is thought that a number of Serie A clubs are interested in appointing him as their head coach.

Antonio Conte has spoken of his frustrations at Chelsea's lack of signings last summer ahead of his team's Champions League clash against Roma on Wednesday.

- Agrees that the season will be very tough.

That proved a false dawn as disappointing last-16 exits to Paris Saint-Germain in 2015 and 2016 featured more underwhelming efforts from the Belgian.

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