Huge blow to Chelsea's title charge as star player suffers injury

Jonathan Hernandez
October 3, 2017

He explained to 888sport: "I still think that Chelsea have quite a lot of depth and they remain title challengers".

The Spain global limped off during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday evening.

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata has been ruled out for 3-4 weeks with a muscle injury.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is reportedly facing six weeks on the sidelines with the hamstring injury that he suffered against Manchester City at the weekend.

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

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Morata will now return to Chelsea, where he will be scanned again, but losing the record signing for any length of time will be considerable headache for Conte.

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.

Conte is now left desperately short of forwards as he attempts to guide his side back towards top spot in the Premier League after falling six points behind leaders City.

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

Chelsea are confident, however, that the former Real Madrid hotshot will return after the worldwide break when the Blues take on Crystal Palace in the Premier League and Roma in the Champions League.

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