Chelsea trainer Maurizio Sarri in his post-match conference on Thursday night revealed that injury sustained by Alvaro Morata in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Mol Vidi in Hungary is not as serious as thought.
Morata was forced off in first-half stoppage time at the Groupama Arena, having gone down innocuously clutching his left knee.
The Spaniard was replaced by Frenchman Olivier Giroud, who incidentally score a goal in the 75th minute to ensure Chelsea shared the spoils with the host side, after Ethan Ampadu’s own goal and Loic Nego goal cancelled Willian’s opener.
Sarri however was quick to calm boiling speculations about Morata’s injury though revealed that the full extent of examination will be done on Friday.
“No, the first impression of the doctor is that it isn’t too bad, not serious,” Sarri told a news conference.
“But of course with this situation we have to wait and wait until tomorrow I think to see if the situation is serious.”
Sarri also expressed delight at Ampadu’s performance despite conceding an own goal in the clash.
“The own goal is not the fault of Ampadu,” Sarri added.
“We were zonal marking. When an opponent touches a ball in advance with the first of a zone it is really a very big problem.
“I think he played a very good match, especially in a team like this. We need to consider if you play Ampadu only in the usual team it is easier for him.
“We changed 10 players, so it is not easy with the young players to play with a new team in one of these matches, I am really very happy with Ampadu.”