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24-year-old set for late fitness assessment, uncertain to feature for Chelsea vs Manchester City

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking forward to their side’s upcoming clash with Manchester City…

The Blues are on a roll at the moment, with both their domestic and continental competitions going very well indeed. A win against Atletico Madrid in Spain earlier this week came as a pleasant surprise to most supporters, and so confidence is sky high ahead of their next game.

Man City, though, are in great form too, and so they won’t be an easy side for the Blues to beat.

Unfortunately for Antonio Conte, preparations for the game haven’t been going too well so far. The Blues played a day later than their opponents during the week, and on top of that, the fixture may have claimed an injury victim.

According to the Times, Alvaro Morata is facing a late fitness assessment today ahead of the game, having suffered a minor injury against Atletico Madrid in the week, and so he is uncertain to feature in the game. He was reportedly seen limping after the game.

Morata was, of course, withdrawn prematurely against the Spanish team, and given how well he was performing, that did prompt a few questions amongst supporters. Perhaps this update will help to explain that decision from Conte, with Morata likely carrying somewhat of an injury.

It’s a real concern for the Blues, as Morata was simply sensational on Wednesday. He has been on fire over the last few weeks, and whilst Michy Batshuayi stole the headlines on Wednesday, it was Morata that got the Blues back into the game.

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for the best.

Landlord’s Verdict

Despite Batshuaiy’s late goal, Alvaro Morata will undoubtedly be a better choice for the Blues on Saturday.

He is consistently involved in play, and whilst his Belgian rival deserves credit for the goal he scored, that doesn’t mean that he deserves to start.

To the contrary, a team without Morata leading the line is infinitely less lethal, and so Antonio Conte will be desperate to get him fit.

Chelsea fans – thoughts?

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