Alvaro Morata returns to Chelsea's starting lineup

Antonio Conte has defended his decision to start with Eden Hazard on the bench for Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield.

Asked about Morata's form this season and whether Conte believes the player will still be at Chelsea next term, he said: "This season was a hard season but not only for Morata".

Morata has scored 11 times in 29 games in the Premier League this season.

Morata returns for the penultimate league game of the season, however, as one of six changes made by Antonio Conte.

Meanwhile, the FA have charged Chelsea over the conduct of their players at half-time against Huddersfield.

Chelsea were fortunate to get back into the game with a comical goal when Marcos Alonso netted with his head, although he did not know anything about it as it was cannoned off him.

Since arriving at Chelsea from La Liga giants Real Madrid for a club record fee of £60 million, Alvaro Morata has not hit the ground running.

"It is not right and we have to focus on the present and finish the season in the best way".

"If you have the passion, desire and spirit you can compete sometimes with top, top quality".

Chelsea have two remaining fixtures before the Premier League season concludes, and with the club sitting just two points off the top four, Wednesday night's match against Huddersfield and Sunday's match against Newcastle will be seen as must-win games.

Huddersfield soared into 16th place on 37 points, four clear of 18th-placed Swansea.

A team from Yorkshire hasn't won at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League since December 1999, when Leeds won 2-0 - in 12 matches since, Yorkshire teams have collected just two points at Chelsea (P12 W0 D2 L10).

Juve are set to revamp their squad with manager Massimiliano Allegri hot favourite to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

  • Ricardo Clara