Chelsea are suffering at the moment without the services of Alvaro Morata and N’Golo Kante who are both injured.
The Spanish striker is expected to return against Roma in midweek, but Antonio Conte knows the risks if he activates a player too soon.
On the other hand, Kante is expected to miss the rest of October after suffering a hamstring problem while on international duty.
Victor Moses is also sidelined due to the same injury picked up against Crystal Palace, and might not return until the latter stages of next month.
The Telegraph are reporting now that the problem why Chelsea are having so much problems with hamstring injuries has been identified.
According to medical experts, Chelsea players are working harder than last season tue to Champions League duties, and the lack of squad depth has also had a negative effect.
“The workload has been taking its toll, as medical experts believe that the increased number of games the Champions League has brought this season, together with international commitments and tough training sessions, is behind the recent spate of hamstring injuries,” writes Matt Law.
“Conte has made no secret of the fact he fears his Chelsea squad is too small to compete in both the Premier League and Champions League this season.” //Actuantes//