English Premiership

Blues dealt Morata blow

2017-10-03 16:35
Alvaro Morata (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - New Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata has seen his flying start curtailed with news that he sustained a grade II hamstring strain against Manchester City on Saturday.

The former Real Madrid striker started the 1-0 defeat to City at Stamford Bridge, but left the field in the first half after feeling discomfort in his leg.

Morata withdrew from the Spain squad on Monday ahead of their two World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel, with medical tests done by La Furia Roja revealing the extent of the injury.

The 24-year-old has featured in every one of the Blues' first seven games of the Premier League season, scoring six goals and providing two assists to slip seamless into the role occupied by Diego Costa last term.

But he is facing an extended spell on the sidelines and will undergo treatment at the club's Cobham Training Centre, with his recovery expected to take between four to six weeks.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 29 September 2018
West Ham United v Manchester United, London Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v Watford, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, Etihad Stadium 16:00
Everton v Fulham, Goodison Park 16:00
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton, Molineux Stadium 16:00
Newcastle United v Leicester City, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Tottenham Hotspur, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Liverpool, Stamford Bridge 18:30
Sunday, 30 September 2018
Cardiff City v Burnley, Cardiff City Stadium 17:00
Monday, 01 October 2018
AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace, Vitality Stadium 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.