Sarri hopeful over Alvaro Morata injury

2018-12-14 10:02
Alvaro Morata (Getty Images)

London - Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is keeping his fingers crossed that the knee injury sustained by Alvaro Morata on Thursday is not too serious.

The Spanish striker was forced off just before half-time at the Groupama Arena, where the Blues were held to a 2-2 draw by Vidi in their final match of the Europa League group stages.

Morata was replaced by Olivier Giroud, who went on to rescue a point for Sarri's side with a superb free-kick, which halted their 100% record in Group L.

Willian had earlier opened the scoring with a fine free-kick of his own, but the visitors were quickly pegged back by Ethan Ampadu's own-goal, before Loic Nego gave Vidi a shock lead in the opening stages of the second half.

Sarri is hopeful that Morata will be available for the hectic festive period, but will only learn the extent of the problem when the 26-year-old undergoes scans on Friday.

"No, the first impression of the doctor is that it isn't too bad, not serious," Sarri said in his post-match press conference.

"But of course with this situation we have to wait and wait until tomorrow I think to see if the situation is serious."

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