Chelsea team news: Morata returns but Blues star ruled out of Southampton clash

ALVARO MORATA is available again when Chelsea host Southampton at Stamford Bridge.

Morata missed Tuesday’s win at Huddersfield through fatigue and with a back problem but should be back in action against Southampton.

Defender David Luiz is continuing his rehabilitation from inflammation on his knee and remains out.

Meanwhile, Mauricio Pellegrino has a fully fit squad to choose from for Southampton’s trip to the Premier League champions.

Cedric Soares came through unscathed against Leicester on Wednesday after returning from a hamstring injury and is likely to keep his place.

But Pellegrino has suggested he will make changes at Stamford Bridge as Saints look to bounce back from their humiliating 4-1 defeat to the Foxes.

Chelsea provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Sterling, Eduardo, Ampadu.

Southampton provisional squad: Forster, McCarthy, Taylor, Soares, Hoedt, Stephens, Yoshida, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Gardos, Pied, McQueen, Romeu, Lemina, Hojbjerg, Ward-Prowse, Davis, Boufal, Tadic, Redmond, Austin, Long, Gabbiadini.

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