Chelsea team news: David Luiz back for Qarabag test

The Brazil international centre-back features for the first time in close to a month while Alvaro Morata is among the substitutes in Azerbaijan

David Luiz has been confirmed in the starting XI for Chelsea's Champions League match away against Qarabag.

The Brazil international defender missed the 1-0 win over Manchester United before the international break and was only included on the bench as the Blues beat West Brom at the weekend.

David Luiz 5/1 to score v Qarabag

However, he is back in the heart of the defence in Azerbaijan, where he will be flanked by Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger. 

Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata drop out of the squad that won 4-0 at the weekend, with head coach Antonio Conte apparently shifting to a 3-4-3 formation that sees the inclusion of attacking midfielders Willian and Pedro. 

Qarabag starting XI: Sehic; Medvedev, Sadygov, Rzezniczak, Agolli; Almeida, Garayev; Guerrier, Michel, Madatov; Ndlovu

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Subs: Kanibolotskiy, Amirguliyev, Ismayilov, Yunuszada, Sheydaev, Diniyev, Quintana

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), David Luiz, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro

Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Christensen, Sterling, Drinkwater, Bakayoko, Morata

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