Chelsea suffer fresh blow as Morata will miss up to six weeks

03 October, 2017, 08:30 | Author: Laura Christensen
  • Morata forced to withdraw from Spain squad with injury

Antonio Conte and Chelsea have been hit with a major setback, following news that striker Alvaro Morata could be sidelined for up to six weeks as a result of the hamstring injury that forced him off the pitch against Manchester City on Saturday, per the Mirror.

Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has withdrawn from Spain's squad for the World Cup Qualifiers against Albania and Israel with a hamstring injury.

Morata hobbled off during the loss to Manchester City over the weekend and will play no part in Spain's worldwide fixtures in the next two weeks.

Morata could miss two Champions League games against Roma and Premier League clashes against Crystal Palace, Watford, Everton and Bournemouth which is a big chunk.

Spain's medical team revealed on Monday that they had found a grade two hamstring tear and that Morata could be out for over a month.


Morata will now return to Chelsea, where he will be scanned again, but losing the record signing for any length of time will be considerable headache for Conte.

Many questions were raised when the Blues chose the £70-million Morata to replace the outgoing Diego Costa, considering the fact that the Spanish global had never managed to really establish himself as a first-team regular at Real Madrid.

Michy Batshuayi is the obvious replacement for Morata, but Conte had rarely turned to the young striker to lead Chelsea's line.

Morata has netted six Premier League goals, the same amount as Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero.

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