Spain Reveal The Extent Of Morata's Injury

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The Spanish striker limped out of the Blues' 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the weekend, but it appears that a suspected hamstring problem may be worse than anticipated.

"I don't think it's a serious problem because he stopped".

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.

But in confirming that Morata had pulled out of the Spain squad for the games against Albania and Israel, the Spanish Federation revealed the 24-year-old had undergone an MRI scant that revealed a grade two 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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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 forward has been in positive form for the English champions, scoring six Premier League goals and one in the Champions League so far.

"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".

It has been confirmed that Morata will be out for around two weeks which could make him a doubt for Chelsea's next Premier League match against Crystal Palace on 14 October.

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