Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata’s return from his ongoing back injury could be delayed after the Spaniard’s close friend passed away following a tragic car crash.
Alvaro Morata’s time at Chelsea seems to be going from bad to worse. After enjoying a prolific initial spell, the striker has failed to create any sort of impact up front for the Blues.
The Spanish International faced backlash from fans and critics alike after a horrendous performance in the Premier League against Arsenal at the Emirates. Morata’s last appearance came against Norwich City where the player was penalized with a red card for simulation and protesting the referee’s decision.
Morata picked up the knock during training and was added to Chelsea’s pile of injuries. The striker is not expected to feature for the Blues for their fixture against AFC Bournemouth as manager Antonio Conte has given the 25-year-old some time off as he manages to overcome the overwhelming news.
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Chelsea will have to cope up without Morata for a while and their attacking stride has taken a huge hit with Willian out as well. Conte will have to trust the rest of his attacking force to deliver in the absence of these men. The Italian manager has already ruled out the aforementioned Spaniard, Thibaut Courtois and Willian for the FA Cup fixture against Newcastle United with the recovering Cesc Fabregas still in doubt.
With poor form already affecting Morata’s performance, the devastating news will be hard for the striker to cope with. Chelsea would hope that Morata finds strength in these difficult times and come stronger than ever to rescue them in the second half of the season.
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