The former Real Madrid man did score a few goals before the international break. Blues fans will be hoping that he can maintain his confidence even though he did miss a sitter for Spain during the international break. But this is left with Sarri to determine whether starting Morata ahead of Olivier Giroud.
Maurizio Sarri’s men will be looking for nothing less than a win against the Lilywhites as they look to reduce the gap between themselves and trend-setters Liverpool and Manchester City.
The Blues will know however that they will face a tough task against Mauricio Pochettino’ side who have made their best start to a Premier League season.
Sarri is lucky in that he does not have any major injuries. Ethan Ampadu is the only player who will definitely not play a role in the game and it is likely that the youngster may not have played much of a role in the match even if he was fit.
Sarri will use the 4-3-3 system and this is how his team should line-up:
GK- Kepa Arrizabalaga
The young Spaniard will continue in goal.
CB- Antonio Rudiger
The German has so far flourished under Sarri.
CB- David Luiz
Luiz has also flourished under Sarri after struggling with inconsistency last season. He will be aiming to continue his solid defensive partnership with Rudiger.
RB- Cesar Azpilicueta
Azpilicueta is a leader within the Blues dressing room and has been in fine form so far this season.
LB- Marcos Alonso
Alonso will need to be able to track back well for this game as he will have to compete against some of the League’s best attackers.
There is no doubt that Jorginho is one of Sarri’s favourites and he will be started.
CM- N’Golo Kante
Kante will almost certainly be starting and will be required to perform his duties as excellently as he usually does.
CM- Ross Barkley
Matteo Kovacic is still carrying a minor injury and so Barkley should start.
Willian will likely partner Eden Hazard on the right wing.
LW- Eden Hazard
If Chelsea want to get the three points from the game, there is a strong chance that the influential Belgian will have to have a good game.
ST- Alvaro Morata