After losing center forward Morata at the 35 minute mark, Chelsea had no convenient out-ball and were soon swamped for the remainder of the match. Chelsea lost 1-0 at home today.
They brought on Batshuayi but he is not a holding center forward and made no difference. But should they be without a second top center forward right now? I think not.
Divulging his intention to fade out the services of Costa, Manager Conte caused the loss of a top center forward for at least the six months until the January 2018 Transfer Window. Costa could have been on the pitch today, alongside or without Morata.
That would have allowed Chelsea to compete effectively with a real chance of winning.