Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata has suggested that his hamstring injury is better than initially feared.
Last weekend, Morata was forced off during the first half of Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Manchester City, and it has been reported that the summer signing may be sidelined for as many as six weeks.
However, like he did on Monday, the 24-year-old has hinted that may not be the case by posting two images on social media in Chelsea training gear.
The photos appear to show Morata on an exercise bike as he looks to maintain his fitness ahead of the Blues’ return to action against Crystal Palace on October 14.
The injury forced Morata to miss Spain’s World Cup qualifying fixtures with Albania and Israel respectively.
Alvaro Morata will score goals for fun at Chelsea – Claude Makelele
ALVARO MORATA has everything it takes to succeed in the Premier League, according to former Chelsea star Claude Makelele.
Chelsea’s £58m summer signing has had a dream start to life in England, scoring seven times in his first nine games.
And Makelele, who also once swapped the Bernabeu for Stamford Bridge, believes the Spanish striker has a natural goalscoring instinct.
“He’s a good player, strong player, competitor and international,” Makelele said on Sky Sports.
“This is the top level. He was at the best team in the world Real Madrid, he scored goals there.
“He’s gone to Juventus, he scored goals there. Of course he will score goals at Chelsea.”
Morata is facing a spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury after limping off in last weekend’s home defeat to Manchester City.
But Makelele, who is currently assistant manager at Swansea, sees Morata as the perfect fit for Antonio Conte’s side.
He added: “It’s tough in the Premier League, very tough.
“I think he understands the Premier League.
He understands also where he’s going to play, you want to give him more balls, Hazard has come back.
“I think he’s going to be happy at Chelsea, sure”