Antonio Conte sends clear message to Chelsea fans about Alvaro Morata
Antonio Conte delivers the latest update on Alvaro Morata's injury and when the striker will return for Chelsea
Antonio Conte has confirmed that he is hoping Alvaro Morata will be back in action for Chelsea when the Blues take on Roma in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
The Spanish striker sat out Chelsea’s clash with Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Morata, 24, stayed in London during the international break as he worked on his fitness levels in a bid to get back playing as quickly as possible.
The striker suffered the hamstring strain during the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge before the international break.
Now, Conte has confirmed that he is hoping to have Morata back available for selection for Chelsea’s crunch home Champions League clash against Roma on Wednesday night.
Speaking at a news conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Friday, Conte said: “Morata – I hope to have him back very soon, for the next game against Roma.”
Chelsea head into their clash with Roma looking to continue their fine form in the Champions League, with the Blues having won both of their opening group games against Qarabag and Atletico Madrid.
Morata has made a sparkling start to life at Chelsea since his transfer from Real Madrid in the summer, scoring six goals and making two assists in seven Premier League appearances.