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Chelsea confirmed line-up vs West Ham: Major fitness boost for Conte

Chelsea take on West Ham at the London Stadium in the early Saturday kick-off, and Antonio Conte has been handed a big boost from Alvaro Morata.

As noted by the Evening Standard, the Spaniard suffered an injury scare on Friday after picking up a problem in training which required further scans.

However, he has evidently shaken off whatever was bothering him as he takes his place in the Chelsea starting line-up to face the Hammers, as seen below.

The 25-year-old has scored 10 goals and provided four assists in 21 appearances in all competitions so far this season, and so having him fit and available will a huge boost for the visitors.

Conte does make three changes though, with Danny Drinkwater, Victor Moses and Antonio Rudiger dropping out of the line-up in favour of Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill and Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Chelsea sit in third place ahead of kick-off, with a win taking them level on points with Man Utd on 35 ahead of the Manchester derby on Sunday.

While they’ll likely be hoping for a United win to allow them to make ground on leaders Man City in the defence of their Premier League crown, Conte and his men will undoubtedly be focused on their own task first and foremost in what should be a lively derby.

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