Alvaro Morata was forced off during Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester City after suffering an apparent hamstring injury.

The striker had looked impressive in the early stages of Saturday’s match at Stamford Bridge – heading a chance wide within the opening few minutes – but was replaced by Willian in the 35th minute.

Morata, who has scored six Premier League goals this season, appeared to be pointing to his left hamstring as he walked off the pitch and headed straight down the players’ tunnel to get the injury looked at by the Chelsea medical staff.

There were some concerns that Morata had suffered an issue in the 2-1 Champions League win away to Atletico Madrid in midweek after the 24-year-old was seen limping through the mixed zone after the game.

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Conte confirmed on Friday that the striker, who scored the equaliser at the Wanda Metropolitano, was fully fit ahead of the visit of City.

But just days after Chelsea agreed to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid, Morata limped off to leave Conte short on options.