Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has been nominated for the PFA Fans’ Player of the Month award alongside Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku and Manchester City trio’ Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne and David Silva.
Having arrived in the summer as Chelsea’s record signing, Morata has enjoyed an immediately successful start to life in London managing six goals in his opening seven appearances. The Spaniard’s greatest performance so far came at the bet365 stadium where he managed a hat-trick to help the Blues to a 4-0 victory over Stoke City. You can support Morata by casting your vote for the award winner via the link at the bottom of this story.
Supporters remain nervous over whether or not Morata will be available to help Chelsea with their upcoming games having walked off with a hamstring injury after just 34 minutes of last weekend’s game against Manchester City. Chelsea went on to lose that clash 1-0 and especially struggled without the presence of their top scorer.
Recent reports have claimed Morata may be out for well over a month after it emerged that Spanish doctors had diagnosed the forward with a Grade II hamstring injury when he withdrew from the international squad, however the player himself appears to be more optimistic. Antonio Conte told the media that he did not believe Morata’s injury to be too serious following the game on Saturday, and in line with that diagnosis as opposed to the concerns of the Spanish national team Morata posted a tweet today suggesting he is targeting a return in Chelsea’s next league game against Crystal Palace.
That said, until Chelsea declare their own medical opinion on Morata’s condition it remains unknown whether or not Conte must prepare for some fixtures without his main striker – especially as the tweet Morata posted today has since been deleted.
Regardless of the uncertain near future, there is no doubt Morata has been pivotal so far this season for Chelsea and you can show your support by voting for him to win the PFA award by clicking here.
Voting closes at 8pm this evening and the winner will be announced at 9am tomorrow morning (Wednesday).