The Spaniard was subbed off in the first half against MOL Vidi in the Europa League.
Maurizio Sarri insisted there was nothing serious about the player’s injury.
Apparently, the striker will miss The Seagulls game.
Alvaro Morata started the game against MOL Vidi in the final game of the Europa League group stage. However, things didn’t go well for the Spaniard as he was subbed off straight before half-time. Olivier Giroud replaced the long-suffering striker, scored a wonderful free-kick and made it less difficult to finally find out which player deserves to start for The Blues.
Maurizio Sarri shortly after the first draw in this season’s European campaign at first told the journalists there was nothing too serious to rule the player out of the upcoming clash with Brighton: No, the first impression of the doctor is that it isn’t too bad. But we have to check tomorrow.” However, The Independent report the Spaniard ‘is expected’ to stay in London.
Since the start of the season the forward has netted seven goals in 26 appearances for the Blues.
However, The Blues’ manager has recently decided to bench the player for important Premier League games: the Spaniard didn’t start against Fulham and stayed out of the entire City clash as Sarri preferred Olivier Giroud as a potential substitution for Eden Hazard playing a false 9.
It’s still unknown whether Sarri decides to put the Frenchman in the starting XI against Brighton or not as he has previously admitted the team would try to play with Eden as a striker more: “He had some problems in the beginning but he played there great second half, maybe he deserved to score. I think that it’s a good option and we will play like today in the future for some matches.”