Alvaro Morata pulls out of Spain squad

02 October, 2017, 21:57 | Author: Anita Tucker
  • Morata hamstring injury to sideline Chelsea striker for over a month

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

The Spanish national team have revealed the extent of Alvaro Morata's injury after suffering a hamstring injury (via The Metro).

Against pointless and goalless Crystal Palace, you would imagine Chelsea should beat the Eagles with or without Alvaro Morata.

Morata's injury is a blow but with the worldwide break scheduled, it has come at the best possible time for Chelsea.

Chelsea were beaten at home on Saturday night by Manchester City. He added post-match that he envisaged Morata pulling out of the Spain squad in order to undergo treatment at Cobham.

On Monday, the Evening Standard have an update on Morata's injury.

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Morata was a doubt before the game, but manager Antonio Conte has revealed that he decided he needed to risk his number nine.

Álvaro Morata has been officially withdrawn from the Spain squad for the two World Cup qualifiers coming up during this global break after his muscular injury was diagnosed as a "grade II myofascial injury to the hamstring muscles".

Antonio Conte will be able to prepare for Crystal Palace with Morata next week, unlike many of his other global players.

Morata only joined the Blues over the summer from Real Madrid in a €70m deal and had scored seven goals in his first eight appearances, one of which came against Atletico Madrid midweek.

Chelsea will now monitor Morata's recovery and hope that he is fit to face Crystal Palace on October 14.