Chelsea star Morata to skip Champions League clashes against Roma

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But in confirming that Morata had pulled out of the Spain squad for the games against Albania and Israel, the Spanish Federation revealed the 24-year-old had undergone an MRI scant that revealed a grade two injury.

Morata was taken off after just 35 minutes as Chelsea fell to a 1-0 home defeat to City who extend their lead over the Blues at the top of the Premier League table to six points after seven games.

The Spanish FA has just released a medical bulletin that states that Morata has picked up a grade two hamstring injury that will force him out of the pitch for nearly one month.

He explained to 888sport: "I still think that Chelsea have quite a lot of depth and they remain title challengers".

Antonio Conte and Chelsea have been hit with a major setback, following news that striker Alvaro Morata could be sidelined for up to six weeks as a result of the hamstring injury that forced him off the pitch against Manchester City on Saturday, per the Mirror.

Morata will now return to Chelsea, where he will be scanned again, but losing the record signing for any length of time will be considerable headache for Conte.

It was initially thought that the former Real Madrid star would be fit to return to action after the global break on October 14, but latest reports suggest otherwise.

Former Blues' striker Fernando Torres has praised Alvaro Morata's strong start to life at Stamford Bridge, proclaiming the Chelsea forward to be "one of the best" in the world.

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