Injured trio concern Conte

26 January 2018 09:57:44 EST

Antonio Conte has confirmed that Alvaro Morata, Thibaut Courtois and Willian will all miss Chelsea's FA Cup clash with Newcastle United.

Morata (back) and Courtois (ankle) both missed the Blues' EFL Cup semi-final second leg defeat against Arsenal and will not have recovered in time to feature in the fourth-round clash on Sunday.

Willian sustained a hamstring injury during the 2-1 defeat to the Gunners and will also miss the match against Rafa Benitez's team while Cesc Fabregas faces a late fitness test to see if he can play in the game.

When asked how long Morata and Courtois could be sidelined for, Conte replied: "I don't know.

"It's difficult to tell today how many days they need to come back [from their injuries]. Morata has this problem in his back and Courtois took a kick in his ankle.

"Fabregas trained today and tomorrow I will check his condition and form. Willian is out...he had a scan to evaluate his injury, but I don't think we are talking about a serious injury."

Chelsea are 3/10 to beat the Magpies and 4/5 to win the FA Cup outright this season.

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