Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says he will not be taking a ‘risk’ if he picks Alvaro Morata in his side’s clash with Roma on Wednesday.
The Blues host Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday hoping to continue their 100% start to the group stages.
Morata, 24, has missed close to three weeks of action after injuring his hamstring in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on September 30th.
The Spaniard returned to training late last week but missed Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Conte admits he thought about playing Morata in the defeat but hinted he’s ready to feature against Roma tomorrow. ‘Alvaro is in contention for tomorrow’s game.
He has trained with us and is in contention for tomorrow,’ said Conte.
‘Honestly, I could take a risk on Saturday to force him to play versus Crystal Palace but I’m not so stupid.
‘I repeat this situation is very difficult, you have to make the best decision, for sure tomorrow I’m not taking risks if I decide for Morata to play.’