Huge blow to Chelsea's title charge as star player suffers injury

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Antonio Conte, the Chelsea manager, claimed that Morata's withdrawal during the City game was precautionary, as the 24-year-old had suffered a knock in the Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid three days earlier.

Morata had tests on his injury on Monday which revealed a grade two strain and it is thought he will be on the sidelines for at last two weeks.

The blow will keep him out for the whole of October and potentially for half of November.

The Spaniard who has scored six goals in seven Premier League games for his new club pulled up 10 minutes before half-time against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, September 30, complaining of discomfort in his left thigh.

It leaves him short of attacking options with Michy Batshuayi their only back up.

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The injured ex-Real Madrid and Juventus star is now likely to miss four crucial top-flight matches.

Those games include both Champions League ties with Roma, as well as matches against Watford, Bournemouth and, most significantly, Manchester United on Bonfire night.

And he had taken that form onto the global stage as he bagged for Spain for Spain against Italy at the beginning of September.

Take a look at the most profitable transfers of ALL time. Judging by the way he has played so far, Morata could prove to be an excellent buy for Chelsea; he could go on to challenge the likes of Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku for the Premier League Golden Boot award this season.

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