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Chelsea Team News: Conte Confirms Double Injury Blow But Trio To Face Bournemouth

Antonio Conte has confirmed a double injury blow ahead of Chelsea’s League Cup clash with Bournemouth but named three players who will start.

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Chelsea will be looking to book their place in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup when they take on Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening.

Ahead of the game, Antonio Conte has been speaking to the media at his pre-match press conference this afternoon and he’s given reporters the latest team news and injury updates.

The Blues boss has confirmed he plans to rotate his starting eleven tomorrow night as he wants to give some of his squad players a chance to impress in the League Cup.

Alvaro Morata hasn’t started Chelsea’s previous two league games due to a back problem and although the Spaniard is now considered fit, Conte has revealed he wants to give Michy Batshuayi a run out tomorrow.

The Chelsea boss also confirmed that Kenedy is fit again after recovering from a knock and the Brazilian youngster will get a chance to impress against Bournemouth.

Conte is set to include several youngsters in his squad tomorrow with teenage midfielder Ethan Ampadu in-line to start while Callum Hudson-Odoi and Dujon Sterling could also feature at some point.

However, David Luiz is once again out as the 30-year-old centre-back is still recovering from a knee injury that’s hampered him in recent weeks while Charly Musonda is also unavailable due to a minor muscle problem.

Conte told reporters:

The likes of Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Victor Moses, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Eden Hazard are expected to be given the night off tomorrow Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater and Cesc Fabregas among those pushing for recalls after being named on the bench against Southampton at the weekend.

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