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Chelsea news: Antonio Conte delivers injury updates on Morata, Kante and Drinkwater

Antonio Conte.

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Chelsea take on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge tomorrow (3pm) with the Blues heavy favourites as the Eagles are yet to score a goal in the league this season.

But Antonio Conte will be without three players – Alvaro Morata, N'Golo Kante and Danny Drinkwater.

Morata and Kante are both out injured with a hamstring injuries, while Drinkwater is still sidelined with a calf problem.

Conte said: "As you know very well, we have three injured players. Morata, I hope to have him back very soon, I hope for the next game against Roma.

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"Drinkwater is progressing well but is not ready yet, we must have patience with him and his calf problem."And the last one is Kante – we are going to do a scan next week to check his situation to see if he is improving. But for sure his hamstring is a problem, this is a big loss for us because you know very well the importance of Kante in our team."We don’t have another player with the same characteristics. We are not lucky in this period. In midfield we have only Bakayoko and Fabregas available.

N'Golo Kante.

N'Golo Kante remains sidelined with a hamstring injury

"We have to approach seven games in this month and we need to find a solution – adapt some defenders or give some younger players an opportunity

"Kante is around 20-25 days. In this situation you must play great attention, and we will do another scan after one week to understand the situation better.

"If this scan is better than the scan before then great. For sure it is a big loss and a big problem for us."

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