Maurizio Sarri according to reports is contemplating handing Spanish forward Alvaro Morata a chance to regain confidence when Chelsea taken on Mol Vidi in their last acts of the Europa league group stage.
The London club take on the Hungarian side at Budapest having already secured their passage to the last 32 and top spot in Group L.
Sarri is expected to drop a host of first team player so as to afford some players game time while the first eleven start could be fresh ahead ahead of the Blues visit to Brighton on Sunday.
According to media outlet Standard Sport, Olivier Giroud is believed to be among the first choice players, leaving Morata as the only recognized forward. Morata was left out of the match day squad last weekend clash against Manchester city, with Maurizio Sarri opting for Eden Hazard deployed as a false nine.
Morata, who joined from Real Madrid for a then club record £58m in 2017, has scored only one goal in his last seven appearances for Chelsea and Spain.
Sarri last week defending his decision to leave Morata out of the squad claimed that the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward is feeling “mentally fragile” on the pitch, but insist he is part of his Chelsea project.
In an interview with the media peaking after the win against City, he explained why Morata did not feature. He said: “I think it is normal, it was a choice for this kind of match.
“I don’t know if in Brighton we will play in the same way [false nine] or not, maybe not. Alvaro is able to understand that it is only a tactical decision, it is not the final choice.”
Chelsea are considering buying a forward in the January window with Bournemouth and England striker Callum Wilson on their wishlist.