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Alvaro Morata injury fears allayed

Antonio Conte says Alvaro Morata's hamstring problem is not a serious one, but he is still likely to miss out for Spain.

The Chelsea striker had to leave the action during Saturday's 1-0 defeat against Manchester City, sparking fears their leading goalscorer could be facing a spell on the sidelines.

Losing the Spanish international would be a huge blow as he has hit the ground running since arriving from Real Madrid in the summer, but Conte has been quick to play down the severity of the injury.

Thankfully it would appear that Chelsea took him off just in time, and although he is unlikely to be risked on international duty, he should be fit for the resumption of Chelsea's Premier League campaign in two weeks.

"To lose Alvaro Morata is a bad loss," Conte told Chelsea TV. "In this case when you play three games in seven days it's normal, this type of problem.

"It's not a serious problem because he stopped before it became serious."

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