Chelsea manager, Antontio Conte, is afraid Cesc Fabregas will be the only fit midfielder in his squad, when they welcome Watford on Saturday.

Addressing the media on Friday, Conte admitted he knows “nothing” of his players’ fitness in their current injury crisis.

Conte is unable to consider his starting XI with N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater and David Luiz among his injured players.

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Drinkwater and Luiz trained on the eve of the Watford game on Friday, but the former is unlikely to be fit after a long injury lay-off and the latter is a significant doubt.

“Honestly at the moment I can tell nothing about the starting XI for tomorrow,” Conte said.

“[We have] many doubts. I hope in these 24 hours to try to recover some players.

“It could be [Cesc is only one fit in midfield]. For sure tomorrow the game will be very tough because Watford is a good team and a good position in the table.

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“We play at home and after two defeats in the league we want to come back and win.”

 

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