Chelsea's Alvaro Morata out of Spain squad with injury

Sheri Evans
October 3, 2017

Spanish Football Federation have confirmed that Morata has suffered a grade two hamstring tear which is expected to keep him out for at least the whole of October 2017 and could be longer. I don't think it's serious.

Alvaro Morata has pulled out of Spain's squad for their upcoming clashes with Albania and Israel due to injury.

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.

Spain have confirmed the injury after the player was assessed in a Madrid hospital.

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Batshuayi has scored vital goals for Chelsea from the substitutes' bench and in cup competitions, but has struggled when relied upon from the start against tough opposition.

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.

Since having arrived at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid this summer, Morata has set the Premier League alight, racking up 6 goals and 2 assists in his first 7 English top-flight appearances.

Conte wanted to bring in Fernando Llorente from Swansea City, but Chelsea were beaten to his signature by Tottenham Hotspur and Tammy Abraham was allowed to join the Welsh club on loan.

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