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Chelsea fans not exactly thrilled with Alvaro Morata's Real Madrid comment

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The 27-year-old has scored 66 Premier League goals for the West London side, and came in for high praise from Zinedine Zidane.

A frustrated Antonio Conte revealed on Friday that his talisman will be lucky to play again this term as a niggling back injury persists with the Spanish global.

Chelsea fans have had better periods.

You ask me how long he is out, maybe he needs one day, one month, or is out for the season, I don't know.

Alvaro Morata regrets trying to play through the pain barrier with a back injury which ultimately kept him out for almost a month before returning against West Brom on Monday. However, now with rumors about the Spaniard being out for the rest of the season have been confirmed by Antonio Conte and it looks like Morata's luck has gone from bad to worse.

Meanwhile, Goal's Madrid-based reporter Alberto Pinero claims that Morata is hoping to be back fit for Chelsea's biggest match of the season, the Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Barcelona in two weeks, and perhaps even as early as next weekend's FA Cup match against Hull City. I am a bit anxious as we know the importance of the player. I don't know how long he will be out.

"Messi can't be stopped", the former Real Madrid striker told Movistar+. "I don't know [when he'll be back] because he has this problem and we tried a lot to find a solution to solve the pain in his back". I'm a bit anxious. "You very well the importance of the player".

"I have to respect Chelsea because they made a huge effort to sign me and I am very happy here", Morata said on Espacio Reservado de Movistar+.

"I'm happy at Chelsea, and focused on them", the Belgian added.

"But Madrid will always be Madrid".