Villarreal holding midfielder Rodrigo "Rodri" Hernandez also earned a first call-up, making the leap from the under-21s to the first team. We felt it was the right moment for [the new faces].
Spain announced their national squad ahead of the upcoming global break and there is no place for the Blues 25-year-old, but club teammate Marcos Alonso has earned a call-up. Marcos is doing well and it would be good to see him train and compete with us.
CHELSEA striker Alvaro Marota has not been dropped by Spain for the World Cup - just the two upcoming friendlies.
The man Morata replaced at Chelsea, Costa has hit six goals in 13 starts for Atletico Madrid since January and returns to the Spain squad for the first time since June 2017. They have players who are very risky [but] we have to trust in our strengths.
Morata struggled with back injuries earlier this year and last scored for Chelsea on December 26.
He was quoted as saying by L'Equipe: "Admittedly, Alvaro Morata has not scored for a long time, but he is our team-mate and when the team loses, we all lose together". There are players who are not on the list whose chances of going to the World Cup are intact. Although he was included in the squad for Euro 1984, he did not make an appearance as Spain reached the final, being beaten 2-0 by the host nation in the Parc des Princes.
'My only worry is to try to have the players in the best form for Chelsea.
Conte also shrugged off fears the likes of Eden Hazard could leave if Chelsea fail to qualify for the Champions League, saying: "Don't forget that two years ago Chelsea finished 10th".
In an interview with Movistar+ in February, Morata said: "Obviously I have to respect Chelsea, who made a huge effort to sign me and I'm very happy here".
"It is important for us to look at our own problems and not the problems of the national team". There aren't many games left so we have to do well in each game.