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Chelsea vs Manchester City: Conte speaks on Morata’s injury

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has said that he does not expect Alvaro Morata to be out for too long.

Morata was forced off during the first half of their 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday, holding his left hamstring.

“It’s a muscular problem,” Conte told reporters afterwards.

“I don’t think it’s a serious problem because he stopped before it will become a serious injury.

“He said to me, ‘Coach, I prefer to stop myself otherwise I risk a bad injury’. I don’t know.

“The doctor now in the next days has to check the situation, but I don’t think he’s available for the national team.

“It’s normal when you play three massive games in only seven days, you must consider this aspect [fatigue].

“We needed to take this risk because Morata for us is an important player.”


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