Morata to Start? Chelsea’s Predicted XI v Roma

By Joel Turner IN Champions League,General,Lineup - 12:04 Oct 18th 2017

After a triumphant 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid on the last Champions League match-day, Chelsea have struggled for form with consecutive Premier League defeats.

Antonio Conte’s side must now overcome the disappointment of defeats against Liverpool and Crystal Palace to face a strong Roma side, who like Chelsea are also unbeaten in their first two games of the group stage.

Roma have also had their share of tough results domestically, and travel to London following a 1-0 home defeat against Serie A leaders Napoli.

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CHELSEA LINE-UP
v ROMA - STAMFORD BRIDGE, 18 Oct 2017, 19:45
PLAYER% MINS PLDGLSAST.
Courtois
91%
010 / 0
Azpilicuet
89%
141 / 0
Cahill
59%
001 / 1
David Luiz
63%
104 / 1
Zappacosta
24%
110 / 0
Alonso
88%
213 / 0
Bakayoko
71%
221 / 0
Fabregas
78%
131 / 1
Hazard
42%
030 / 0
Pedro
38%
210 / 0
Morata
58%
721 / 0
Totals171812 / 3

Chelsea will be without N’Golo Kante for the encounter, with Victor Moses also on the injury list with a hamstring injury.

Alvaro Morata is expected to start after recovering from a hamstring problem, but midfielder Danny Drinkwater is missing with a calf problem.

With Kante and Drinkwater unavailable Conte may opt to push David Luiz or Andreas Christensen into midfield, which would give an opportunity for Davide Zappacosta or Antonio Rudiger to play in central defence.

 

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