Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata’s hamstring injury could be worse than first thought with the player expected to miss the next six weeks of action according to The Telegraph.
The 24-year-old Madrid born striker limped out of Chelsea’s English Premier League fixture with title rivals Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
It was initially thought that the player would be fit for The Blues’ trip to Crystal Palace in 12 days’ time after the international break, however reports from Spain indicate that Morata could be out of action for as long as six weeks.
Morata will miss Spain’s FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches against Albania and Isreal in the next week but more importantly, the striker could be unavailable for as many as eight Chelsea fixtures which includes two UEFA Champions League fixtures against AS Roma and a huge English Premier League clash with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.
Exactly half of Chelsea’s 12 league goals scored so far this season have come from Morata and the player will be a huge loss to the club in the coming weeks. Blues manager Antonio Conte has a difficult decision to make on who will lead the front line in the Spaniard’s absence although Belgian forward Michy Batshuayi will be the favourite to fill the void.