Chelsea desperately need three points on Sunday when they take on Spurs and it could mean that Alvaro Morata gets another chance to lead the line.
The 25-year-old scored his first goal of 2018 in the FA Cup win over Leicester City just before the international break, however was not selected for Spain’s friendlies against Germany and Argentina.
That means that the Spanish striker will be fresh going into one of the most crucial clashes of the season, and they need a win if? the Blues want to finish in the top four of the Premier League and get a spot in next season’s Champions League campaign.
“This period for Morata was very important. I think that, in the last week and this week, he has worked very well,” Conte said. “I think that he needed to work hard because, don’t forget, Alvaro was out for one and a half months with his back problem.
“Now Alvaro is really fit, 100%, and ready to have an important final of the season: for Chelsea and then, for him, to have the chance to go and play in the World Cup.”
Meanwhile, the Blues are struggling at the back with both Thibaut Courtois and Andreas Christensen doubts for the match, meaning that Willy Caballero and Gary Cahill could come into the starting XI.
“We have to check very well this couple of situations, Courtois and Christensen. We’ll see which is the real physical condition, if they’re able to play on Sunday against Tottenham,” Conte added.
“At this moment for me it’s very difficult to tell you with accuracy which is my choice for Sunday because we have to check these two situations.”
Conte will have some big decisions going into the match, and will be hoping that his two big players will be back, with David Luiz also out injured for three more weeks.
Predicted Chelsea team: Caballero, Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger, Moses, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Willian, Hazard, Morata