Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly facing six weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Alvaro Morata has decided not to risk further injury and has pulled out of the Spain squad for their World Cup Qualifiers against Albania and Israel.More news: Brendan Rodgers senses landmark in Celtic's dominant win over Anderlecht
Chelsea suffered a significant blow yesterday when the Spanish Football Federation reported that Álvaro Morata has suffered a grade-two hamstring injury that could rule him out for more than a month.
Initial reports on the former Juventus star suggested that the injury was not a serious one, and that he was in with a good chance of returning for Chelsea's Premier League tie with Crystal Palace on the 14th of October.
Other experts say Morata could face eight weeks out, but Chelsea have still not placed an official time frame on his comeback.More news: AFL Grand Final shines spotlight on Australia's unique brand of football
Many questions were raised when the Blues chose the £70-million Morata to replace the outgoing Diego Costa, considering the fact that the Spanish worldwide had never managed to really establish himself as a first-team regular at Real Madrid.
Tellingly, Conte opted to replace Morata with Willian against City which only increased theories that he does not trust Michy Batshuayi in big games.
The Chelsea signing has already scored six goals in seven games in the Premier League to make a brilliant start to his Blues career including a hat-trick at Stoke City.More news: 'SNL' adds cast members, replacing Moynihan, Zamata and Bayer