Chelsea star has declared himself fit ahead of the Premier League match against West Brom and days before the last-16 game against Barcelona, despite conflicting reports.
The 25-year-old who made the £70 million move from Real Madrid to Chelsea, where he has become the Blue’s main striker. After a blistering start to the season with seven goals in his first eight games, Alvaro Morata saw his momentum halted after an injury to his hamstring. However, now with rumors about the Spaniard being out for the rest of the season have been confirmed by Antonio Conte and it looked like Morata’s luck has gone from bad to worse.
The striker had come under growing criticism from both fans and pundits/critics alike in recent weeks, after missing a few big chances in key games, and that has played a part in both Alvaro Morata’s form and confidence of late. However after an Instagram video posted by his wife, which shows the 25-year-old Spaniard dancing with his wife, but while it was well received by most of Alice Campello’s followers, many Chelsea fans didn’t like it.
The comments sections were flooded with comments from Blues’ fans questioning and asking about his reported injury. However, the Blues’ striker went on reply to one comment claiming, that it was an old video and further added “I’m not injured, I’m OK for the game tomorrow. A lot of critics now but no problem for me!”
This comment comes after Antonio Conte went on to say during his pre-match press conference, “Players like Morata, for us, are very important and have been missing for a long period of time. I don’t know how long he will be out. We are struggling a lot to find a solution to solve the pain in his back. If you ask me whether he needs a day, a month or the rest of the season, I don’t know.”
Alvaro Morata has struggled this season despite a bright start with the Blues’ and while he has scored 13 goals for the club, the 25-year-old is yet to open his account with his last goal coming against Brighton on Boxing Day. But maybe with games against both West Brom and a Champions League last-16 clash against Barcelona, things are looking up for Chelsea.
Things are not going according to plan for Chelsea, and with their record signing reportedly out for the season, there isn’t too much the Blues can do. However, while Alvaro Morata’s comments do pose a problem they need to sort out Antonio Conte, Eden Hazard, and Thibaut Courtois’ futures first, before going after anybody else.