Alvaro Morata could miss two months with hamstring injury

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I don't think it's serious.

Morata was forced off in the 35th minute of Chelsea's defeat to Manchester City with an injury to his left hamstring.

Chelsea's top scorer Alvaro Morata has pulled out from the Spain squad for their final two World Cup qualifiers, with Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta and Real Madrid right-back Dani Caraval also due to miss the matches with a variety of fitness problems.

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

Morata hobbled off during the loss to Manchester City over the weekend and will play no part in Spain's worldwide fixtures in the next two weeks.




Morata had tests on his injury on Monday which revealed a grade two strain and it is thought he will be on the sidelines for at last two weeks.

Other experts say Morata could face eight weeks out, but Chelsea have still not placed an official time frame on his comeback.

The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window to bolster their attacking options.

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

One man who has perhaps been more important than anyone for Chelsea this season is Alvaro Morata.

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