Antonio Conte has revealed Alvaro Morata will miss Chelsea’s Premier League match against Huddersfield on Tuesday due to a combination of a back injury and tiredness.
The forward, who has scored 10 goals since his summer move from Real Madrid, played the full 90 minutes on Saturday as Chelsea slipped to a 1-0 defeat at London rivals West Ham.
Morata missed two-and-a-half weeks with a hamstring injury earlier in the season and Conte will once again be without the Spain international for the trip to the John Smith’s Stadium.
The Chelsea boss said: “Morata is out. He is a bit tired and he has a problem in his back.
“I think when you play every three days, it is impossible to have a training session and to work on the physical aspects. It’s impossible. It’s impossible because you have to prepare with the players for a game every three days.
Conte also confirmed he will still be without defender David Luiz as he continues his recovery from a knee injury.