Chelsea Superstars Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas will not feature in the second leg of the English Football League semi-final at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, Club manager Antonio Conte has confirmed.
Chelsea travels to Emirates Stadium after last Saturday’s 4-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion. Morata although on suspension is nursing an injury like Cesc Fabregas and both have been ruled out of the Arsenal clash.
Speaking to journalist at his pre-match conference on Tuesday, Conte stated:
“Morata and Fabregas are definitely out, they’re not available for us. Then I have to check a couple of situations in terms of injuries to other players.”
“I think Arsenal has a good squad,” Conte said. “If you remember the game at home in the league, Sanchez didn’t play.
“The same in the EFL Cup, he only played 10 minutes. I don’t see any advantage in this situation.”
“For me, my players, for the fans, it’s an important target, especially for me,” he said.
“In my first year or so I have the opportunity to win the Premier League, play the FA Cup final and now I can play another final in the EFL Cup.
“To have this possibility to play many finals in this country, it is very important for me. To play the final we must get past Arsenal, which is always a big challenge. Arsenal will also want to go to the final.”