Alvaro Morata is injured
The truth is there were fears for Alvaro Morata before kick off on Saturday against Man City.
On Wednesday night in Spain Chelsea recorded an amazing result in the Champions League.
Antonio Conte’s side broke several records by beating Atletico Madrid 2-1.
Alvaro Morata continued his amazing goalscoring form heading home an Eden Hazard cross for the leveller.
But after the game, reports started to circle that Morata picked up an injury.
Indeed, the Spanish international was spotted limping after the Champions League game.
Chelsea star subbed v Man City
Morata managed to shake off that problem to lead Chelsea’s attack once again against Man City on Saturday.
But was that a good idea?
After 35 minutes of the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, the Spanish star exited the game for Willian.
Morata seemed to reveal he had a hamstring injury.
If that’s the case, it’s bad news for Chelsea and, more importantly, Spain.
It usually takes a few weeks to recover from a hamstring injury. If that timetable is accurate for Morata, he’ll miss Spain’s upcoming matches in the international break.
Spain have matches against Albania and Israel coming up in 2018 World Cup qualifiers. La Roja currently have a three point lead at the top of their qualifying group above Italy.
As for Chelsea, they return to action in the Premier League on October 14 with an away match at Crystal Palace.
Will Morata be back for the game against the Eagles?
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) September 30, 2017
Morata pointing to his hamstring right at the end is scary. Hopefully the International break is enough for him to recover.
— Sripad (@falsewinger) September 30, 2017
Morata gesturing to his hamstring/glutes as he comes off.
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) September 30, 2017
Chelsea fans when they see Morata coming off with a hamstring injury… pic.twitter.com/HZsIEplcgT
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) September 30, 2017