Conte delivers bad news on Morata injury - FCNaija

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 10/02/2018

Alvaro Morata wants Chelsea to sign Real Madrid star - FCNaija

Ahead of Chelsea's Monday night Premier League clash against West Brom, one player definitely out is Alvaro Morata, and Blues head coach Antonio Conte says he does not know how long the striker would be sidelined for with his back injury.

Morata's injury comes at a time when Chelsea decided to allow Michy Batshuayi join Borussia Dortmund on loan,

Though the under-fire Italian manager has refused to look back over previous choices, he admits Morata's situation makes him ‘a bit worried, because of his importance’.

"Players like Morata, for us, are very important and have been missing for a long period of time. I don't know how long he will be out.

"We are struggling a lot to find a solution to solve the pain in his back.

"If you ask me whether he needs a day, a month or the rest of the season, I don't know. I don't know. For this reason, I'm a bit worried. You know very well the importance of the player." Conte told Sky Sports

Chelsea have not lost back-to-back Premier League home games since 2011, when the opponents were Arsenal and Liverpool.