Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata will miss the club’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace – but could be set for a return in the clash with AS Roma.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus striker has been out of action since Chelsea’s defeat to Manchester City on September 30, having been withdrawn with a hamstring injury.
The injury was later confirmed to be a grade 2 level, as reported by the BBC, meaning he will be out for some weeks, although the extent was not officially announced.
The 24-year old had earlier hinted in a thereafter deleted tweet that he will be fit and available for the clash with Crystal Palace.
Alvaro Morata has confirmed that he is targeting a return to action next weekend when Chelsea face Crystal Palace. 💪 pic.twitter.com/u4oa7cNplY
— Football Expose (@FootballExpose) October 3, 2017
However a report by the Daily Express says Morata will miss the game against the Eagles but a possible return against Roma has been mooted by the technical team.
That states that Morata could return on October 18.
He will certainly be missed in the game against Crystal Place, after he scored six goals in six starts for Chelsea prior to the Man City defeat.