On sabbatical: Morata out for a month with hamstring injury

Batshuayi's Chelsea career at risk after Conte snub

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.

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

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.

Chelsea will be without Alvaro Morata for up to six weeks, after his hamstring injury was discovered to be even worse than first feared.

The 24-year-old, who joined Chelsea from Real Madrid during the summer, is one of three players Spain coach Julien Lopetegui wlll be without for the two games.




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?

Manchester United travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Nov 5 in a game that Conte will be desperate to win following the defeat to Premier League title rivals City.

It was initially thought that the former Real Madrid star would be fit to return to action after the worldwide break on October 14, but latest reports suggest otherwise.

Chelsea last week confirmed that last season's top scorer Diego Costa had officially returned to Atlético Madrid on an initial loan that will eventually become a £57.5m permanent deal.

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