Thibaut Courtois will start for Chelsea in Wednesday’s Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid, Antonio Conte has confirmed.
The Belgian goalkeeper appeared in discomfort during the 4-0 win at Stoke City on Saturday after a collision with Gary Cahill and Peter Crouch.
Courtois was seen to by the club physio but carried on and will be fit for the trip to the Spanish capital in midweek.
‘I spoke with our doctor about Thibaut, above all about whether I could make a different substitution and he said Thibaut was okay and you can make another substitution,’ Conte said after seeing his side thrash Stoke.
‘Now he is okay and ready to play the next game against Atletico Madrid.’
‘We deserved to win the game,’ Italian boss Conte told Match of the Day. ‘We started well and scored early.
‘We were in control of the game. I repeat it’s not simple to win away against them.
‘I think we have to be focused at what we do and not others. We want to fight in every competition we are playing.’
After scoring his first hat-trick in England, former Real Madrid striker Morata said: ‘We sent a good message to all the Premier League.
‘Chelsea is in the fight for the title and it’s the thing that we want. The most important thing is we won today.
‘It’s a difficult place to come but we won and now we can look ahead to the Champions League.’