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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte hails performances of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta in victory over Manchester United

Conte with passionate celebrations after earning three points against Manchester United Sunday, November 5, 2017 Antonio Conte sung the praises of Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta after the two combined to score the winning goal in Chelsea’s narrow victory over Manchester United.  Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Alvaro Morata heads winner as Blues dominate Red Devils Azpilicueta’s lovely cross found an unmarked Morata who headed beyond David De Gea to put Chelsea one point behind the Red Devils.  The win was the perfect response to their 3-0 drubbing at Roma in…

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Morata 'happy in London' and would 'probably sign 10-year Chelsea deal'

Alvaro Morata has denied he dislikes living in London, saying he would “probably” sign a 10-year deal at Chelsea if he could. The striker had told a newspaper in Italy he did not see himself living in London “for very long”. Asked about the quotes before Tuesday’s Champions League game at Roma, he clarified he meant he will not remain in London when he retires. “I’m really happy here and enjoying London with my wife,” he said. “When I finish my career, I prefer to come back to my country….

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata 'very happy with everything in London'

Alvaro Morata has insisted he is committed to Chelsea and is happy in London. Morata was signed for £58million from Real Madrid in the summer as direct replacement for Diego Costa, the striker who forced through a return to Atletico after never settling in three years at Chelsea. The 25-year-old Spain striker, who had a spell at Juventus, claimed comments reported in an interview with Gazetta dello Sport on Monday in which he suggested he was not content in the English capital were “a problem of understanding”. Speaking at a…

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Chelsea FC news: Possible starting line-ups without injured Alvaro Morata

The loss of a first choice striker can be the toughest pill for a manager to swallow. Alvaro Morata has hit the ground running at Chelsea, but the striker limped off in the defeat to Manchester City with what’s being reported as a grade two hamstring tear. Antonio Conte, then, could be without the Spaniard for six weeks, which is a huge blow with vital games against Roma and Manchester United coming up, and with no established replacement available to take his place. The Chelsea boss has two likely starting line-ups in…

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Alvaro Morata injury update: Chelsea to conduct their own tests on striker’s hamstring problem

There are fears Morata could be out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Chelsea will make their own assessment of Alvaro Morata’s hamstring injury later this week after the striker was ruled out of international duty with Spain. The 24-year-old was substituted after 35 minutes of Chelsea’s 1-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League last Saturday. Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte expressed hope that he took Morata off the field before he suffered any serious damage to his left hamstring. But,…

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Chelsea lose striker Morata to hamstring injury

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be out for more than a month after injuring his hamstring during Saturday’s defeat by Manchester City. The 24-year-old, who joined Chelsea for a club record £60m from Real Madrid, is the club’s top scorer with seven goals. Spanish team doctors diagnosed the grade two myofascial injury and he will miss this week’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel. Muscle injuries such as this can take four to eight weeks to recover from. Spain are top of group G, three points clear of Italy,…

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