Antonio Conte rues Chelsea’s ‘thin’ squad and ponders Álvaro Morata recall

• Manager again raises issue of squad depth after summer transfer frustrations
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Antonio Conte has conceded Chelsea’s “thin” senior squad will force him to take risks in his team selection in the weeks ahead with a perceived lack of options, over which he had expressed concern to the hierarchy over the summer, leaving them vulnerable to suffering further injuries to key players.

Chelsea will have Álvaro Morata available again after a thigh complaint for Wednesday’s Champions League group game against Roma, the Spain international having been cleared to return to first-team duties after three days’ full training with the group.

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