Chelsea star Alvaro Morata ruled out for six weeks with hamstring injury?

Rachel Hardy
October 3, 2017

The striker limped off in the 35th minute of Chelsea's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Manchester City last Saturday and was withdrawn yesterday from the Spain squad for their forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel.

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.

CHELSEA have suffered a huge blow after discovering Alvaro Morata could be facing six weeks out injured.

Spain have confirmed the injury after the player was assessed in a Madrid hospital.

Morata has had an excellent start to life in the Premier League, scoring seven goals in nine games for the Blues since his £60m move from Real Madrid this summer.

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Spain believe Morata will be out between four and six weeks, according to the Telegraph.

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.

Antonio Conte suggested after the game that the injury was not serious, but the boss predicted that Morata would be unable to go on global duty with Spain.

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

Conte is now left desperately short of forwards as he attempts to guide his side back towards top spot in the Premier League after falling six points behind leaders City.

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