Published: Tue, October 03, 2017
Sport | By Cecil Buchanan

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata suffers hamstring injury, could be out for six weeks

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata suffers hamstring injury, could be out for six weeks

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly facing six weeks on the sidelines with the hamstring injury that he suffered against Manchester City at the weekend.

Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, claimed that Morata's withdrawal during the City game was precautionary, as the 24-year-old had suffered a knock in the Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid three days earlier.

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly facing six weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

Morata's injury is a blow but with the global break scheduled, it has come at the best possible time for Chelsea.

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On City's title credentials, Conte added: " Last season Manchester City was a very good team , very strong". Conte's past seven days have given us a huge insight into how much he trusts Morata compared to Batshuayi .

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The Portugal star also cut a frustrated figure in the 1-0 defeat to Betis but Zidane insists there is little cause for panic. Cristiano Ronaldo is back, and played in the defeat against Real Betis , but will be hoping for more success this afternoon.

Spain's football federation later confirmed that an MRI scan had revealed the striker had sustained a grade II myofascial injury in the hamstring.

Batshuayi has scored vital goals for Chelsea from the substitutes' bench and in cup competitions, but has struggled when relied upon from the start against tough opposition.

"Conte wanted more players but for the team that won the title last season there is not much change and they've added Morata who is on fire at the minute".

Chelsea travel to Crystal Palace after the global break, which Morata appears likely to miss, and also face Roma twice in the Champions League during October.

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