Chelsea boss Antonio Conte delivers injury updates ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte delivers injury updates ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says that he is trying to avoid using David Luiz as a midfielder, despite the absence of N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater.

Spain striker Morata has been battling to make a swift recovery from a hamstring injury during the global break after limping out of Chelsea's 1-0 loss to Manchester City, while Kante picked up his problem on France duty last week. As many of you would expect, I am expecting that Chelsea will win this game easily, even though they are away from home. "From the previous scan, maybe he will be out for around 20 or 21 days", Conte told reporters on Friday.

"We are going to do a scan next week to check his situation to see if he is improving". We must have patience with him, with his calf problem. We don't have another player with the same characteristics.

Conte insists with seven games ahead in a short period, he has just Tiemoue Bakayoko and Cesc Fabregas for his two midfield slots, meaning he may have to at times play defenders or youngsters in the role.

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As far as betting is concerned, we are not getting a good price on Chelsea winning this game and as a result, I think that is a bet we can avoid.

"We were not lucky in this period above all in midfield. We have seven games in one month and we have to find different solutions, to adapt defenders in midfield". "We have only Bakayoko and Fabregas available", Conte pointed out.

"When I made a decision to utilise him in midfield against Tottenham we played with three central midfielders". In addition to that, the both teams not to score is also a good betting option since I don't see where the goals will be coming from for Crystal Palace.

Conte was able to deliver a more promising bulletin on Alvaro Morata, who missed worldwide duty with Spain due to a hamstring injury sustained against Manchester City on September 30, but is expected to return on Wednesday. I hope to have [Morata] very soon, for the game against Roma.

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