After the dissapointing 0-1 loss at Stamford Bridge to league leader Manchester City, Chelsea continued to be hit with another setback as their centre forward Alvaro Morata is reported to be out of club action for up to six weeks due to a hamstring injury he acquired in their clash with the Citizens, as reported by Mirror.
Since the arrival of the Spanish International at the Bridge, the forward has been able to bagged six goals in his first six appearances in the English League, since his summer signing from Real Madrid.
However, the Spaniard was able to announce himself injured in the clash with Manchester City, which saw him replaced with Willian. The former Madrid striker was thought to b e fit to return after the International break, but the Spanish Football Federation announced that he will be on the sidelines for all of October and two weeks, eyeing November as an assessed return for the striker after discovering he acquired grade two hamstring tear.
The Blues missed out on another target while the transfer window was still wide open, as were unable to sign Swansea forward Fernando Llorente, with Michy Batshuayi being the only backup srtiker that could lead them in the games ahead.
With failure to trust Batshuayi in top games, Blues boss Antonio Conte could just be deploying winger Eden Hazard in the striking role in their matches to come or Pedro Rodriguez also as striker.
The London club fans will be looking up to their medical department to work for a miracle in the fast recovery of their striker and get his back to the club fitness as soon as possible.
The Blues will be without their star striker and might just be stuck with the availability of Batshuayi for their next 11 decisive games, that could decide the fate of the London club in both the Premier League and the Champions League.