Maurizio Sarri insists Alvaro Morata is still part of his plans at Chelsea despite leaving him out of the squad for the Manchester City victory.
The Blues ended City’s unbeaten Premier League run on Saturday as goals from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz secured a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Morata failed to make Chelsea’s bench over the weekend as Sarri opted to play Eden Hazard as a false number nine.
Former Real Madrid striker Morata has struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier League over the past 16 months but Sarri says he will understand the decision to be omitted.
The Chelsea boss said: ‘But I think it’s normal choice for this kind of match. I don’t know if in Brighton we will play in the same way or not, maybe not. Read more