Lunes, 22 Octubre, 2018

Sources: Chelsea waiting on full extent of Alvaro Morata injury

Alvaro Morata GETTYChelsea new boy Alvaro Morata has got off to a flying start at Stamford Bridge
Alejandro Castrejon | Octubre 10, 2017, 22:54

On Monday, the Spanish Football Federation announced that it had dropped Morata from the roster the next two World Cup qualifiers due to his having suffered a grade two hamstring tear. Llorente, a sprightly 32, ended up at Tottenham providing much needed back-up to Harry Kane.

But this is not the first time that there has been transfer disagreement between a Chelsea manager and the board.

Conte suggested Morata's withdrawal had been precautionary and an attempt to ensure he did not suffer a more serious complaint. They were able to rely essentially on the same group of players for the entire season. After the game, Conte revealed why he made the decision to go for Willian and Hazard rather than using Batshuayi, who was subsequently only given 17 minutes at the end.

In fact, Morata said he would be fit to face Crystal Palace on October 14. The Blues are facing a similar kind of situation these days.

It now appears his injury could rule him out for a longer period of time.

So the prognosis was worse than the club expected. Otherwise, he would have let me leave during the summer. This feat flew under the radar, but is in many ways responsible for how well the season went.

"I know that I will have more playing opportunities in the coming weeks".

However, after seeming upbeat about his close return, Morata appears to have deleted a tweet that claims he will be back in time for Palace. But on previous history, neither outcome looks particularly likely.

He also came off the bench to net the winner in the 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last month. AC Milan, beaten soundly by Lazio, Sampdoria and Roma in recent weeks, are reported to be eyeing him up as a successor to Vincenzo Montella.

This post was syndicated from Vanguard News.