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

Clyde Nash
October 3, 2017

Spanish Football Federation have confirmed that Morata has suffered a grade two hamstring tear which is expected to keep him out for at least the whole of October 2017 and could be longer.

During his side's 1-0 loss at home to Manchester City at the weekend, Morata was forced off with a hamstring problem after just 35 minutes, with his presence in leading the line having been sorely missed by the Blues for the remainder of the clash.

He explained to 888sport: "I still think that Chelsea have quite a lot of depth and they remain title challengers".

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The 24-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid during the summer for GBP 70million, was withdrawn from Spain's World Cup Qualifiers against Albania on Friday and Israel on Monday because of the problem.

The Spanish national team have revealed the extent of Alvaro Morata's injury after suffering a hamstring injury (via The Metro).

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

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Morata signed for Chelsea this summer, and looks set to be replaced by Michy Batshuayi in his absence - but how will the Blues cope in these key games?

The Premier League champions travel to the bottom-placed Crystal Palace after the global window, but over the subsequent 22 days they face a further six matches.

One man who has perhaps been more important than anyone for Chelsea this season is Alvaro Morata.

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Conte wanted to bring in Fernando Llorente from Swansea City, but Chelsea were beaten to his signature by Tottenham Hotspur and Tammy Abraham was allowed to join the Welsh club on loan.

Other reports by Info About Network

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