Alvaro Morata has given Chelsea boss Antonio Conte an injury scare as he limped out of training on Friday and the Chelsea manager is waiting on the results of a scan to confirm if the 25-year-old will be ready for the game against West Ham on Saturday.
The Spain international played 81 minutes of Chelsea’s Champions League draw against Atletico Madrid on Saturday and looked set to take on West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday.
But a report by the Evening Standard claims that Morata pulled up in training in the final session before the trip to face the Hammers at the London Stadium.
Second choice striker Michy Batshuayi is now back from injury and came on for the final ten minutes against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. He could be called upon if need be.
Morata underwent a scan, and the club is still waiting for the results, though he did board the team bus with the rest of the squad on Friday afternoon as they travelled to their hotel.
Speaking about his team, the Chelsea boss had explained that some players were struggling with fitness as he said: “We have to check a couple of situations and make the best decision for tomorrow’s game against West Ham.”
Pressed on who was struggling, Conte said: “I must be honest I like to keep these situations… not secret… but I don’t want to tell you who these two or three players are.”
He was later asked if Morata was one of the players struggling ahead of the West Ham game. At this point, Chelsea’s Director of Communications Steve Atkins interjected and said: “He’s already said he’s not going to name names.”