Antonio Conte sends message to Chelsea fans about Alvaro Morata injury

Antonio Conte delivers the latest news on Alvaro Morata's injury after he was forced off in Chelsea's loss to Manchester City

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Antonio Conte has revealed that he is waiting to discover the extent of Alvaro Morata’s injury after he was forced off in the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.

The 24-year-old forward has been in fine form for the west London club since joining from Real Madrid back in July.

However, the forward pulled up with what looked like a hamstring problem in the first half of Saturday’s game and he was replaced by Willian before half-time.

Chelsea will now assess the seriousness of the problem before their trip to Crystal Palace in their next Premier League game after the international break.

Speaking at his post-match news conference at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night, Conte revealed the latest update about Morata’s injury problem.

Conte said: “It’s a muscular problem. I don’t think it’s serious. He said to me: ‘Coach I prefer to stop, otherwise I risk having a bad injury.’

“I don’t know. The doctor in the next few days will check the situation but I don’t think he will be available for the national team.”

Chelsea’s loss to Manchester City left them in fourth place in the Premier League table and six points behind leaders Manchester City after seven games of the new season.

The west London side are aiming to defend their Premier League title this term, while also progressing far in the Champions League after having missed out on a spot in Europe altogether last season.

Morata has scored seven goals in all competitions for Chelsea so far this season.

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