Having scored just one goal in their last four games in all competitions, the last thing Chelsea needed ahead of their trip to Brighton and Hove Albion was to lose first-choice striker Álvaro Morata.
But a needless if admittedly harsh red card the Spaniard received in the Blues FA Cup penalty shoot-out win over Norwich City means Antonio Conte will have to rejig his frontline.
The Italian has tended to favour a front three of Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro when Morata has been unavailable but the latter is also serving a one-game ban after he was also dismissed against the Canaries.
It is likely to mean Michy Batshuayi leads the Chelsea attack alongside Hazard and Willian.
Cesc Fábregas will miss the game due to a hamstring injury, and England international and club captain Gary Cahill, who missed the FA Cup tie against Norwich, is also ruled out with the same problem.
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