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Hamstring injury costs Chelsea their key man

Injuries are common in sports, and football is a game that is inseparable with them. No doubt, not only the player but his team gets affected a lot. Moreover, the psychological factors make it more horrid. The Blues are facing a similar kind of situation these days. The absence of their new best striker, Alvaro Morata, is a serious issue to be handled with.

MORATA’S CLUB ENTRY

Morata started his club career with Real Madrid making his debut on 2010. He also played for Juventus from 2014-16 but again joined Real Madrid in the year 2016. This year, the 24 years old star made a transfer from Real Madrid to Chelsea with a club record of £60m. In his seven Premier League appearances for Chelsea, he has already netted six goals proving his worth.

ABOUT THE INJURY

This Saturday, Morata came off the field complaining about uneasiness in his left thigh 10 minutes before half-time. The match ended up in favor of Manchester City with a lead of one point to nil. Moreover, the manager Antonio Conte stated the withdrawal was precautionary in an attempt to prevent any serious problem. However, a scan from Spanish team doctors revealed a grade two myofascial injury in his hamstring.

Chelsea’s Spanish striker Alvaro Morata (C) leaves the pitch injured during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London on September 30, 2017.

MORATA’S LOSES

Morata is set to miss more than six matches for Chelsea which includes two Champions League matches against Roma as well as the fight against Crystal Palace, Watford, Everton, Bournemouth in the home and away matches. Furthermore, he is out of Spain’s World Cup squad. Recovery from this type of injury usually takes four to six weeks.

AUTHOR’S TAKE

With Morata not in play, Conte has Michy Batshuayi as an option, who has already scored five constructive goals this season. Not to mention the absence of Morata in this busy period of the season is like a nightmare for Chelsea.

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