Arsenal vs Chelsea: Fabregas, Morata ruled out of Carabao Cup semi-final

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas sidelined for second leg of Arsenal clash

CHELSEA will be without Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas for their EFL Cup semi-final at Arsenal.

The tie is finely poised after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at StamfordBridge but Chelsea will be without two key men for the return.

While Arsenal have just let Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United, Chelsea will be without Morata through injury.

"When you play against Arsenal, you must be prepared to suffer without the ball because they like to be offensive and like to bring many players in the box to try to find combinations between strikers, wingers and midfielders".

The replay follows a drab goalless first-leg that means the victor on the night qualifies for the final.

"We might have Ramsey back in the squad - he has a test today", Wenger said in his pre-match press conference.

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Morata is ruled out of the encounter at the Emirates Stadium with a back problem in a blow to Conte and Chelsea's hopes of reaching the Carabao Cup final.

The only good news for the Italian on the fitness front is that defender Andreas Christensen has been cleared to play despite taking a blow to the head at the weekend.

Antonio Conte will want to see his team play with the ruthlessness and flair they showed at the Amex Stadium. Every game is different, the quality of your opponent is different and I have make the best decision and use every player in the best way. Big games are special because you know everyone is watching.

'He is fit, he trained with us and he is fit, ' Conte said. In this season the first game in the league ended 0-0 and 2-2 in the second game. For this reason I think, after a 0-0, for sure the game will be very open.

"I have these possibilities, to play many finals in this country".

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