Chelsea manager Antonio Conte announced on Monday that striker Alvaro Morata will miss the clash against Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on Tuesday night because of a mix of fatigue and injury, and Blues fans have been quick to react to the news.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the trip to Yorkshire, via The Guardian, Conte said: “Morata is out, because he’s a bit tired and there is a problem in his back.”
The Spaniard did look off the pace in the defeat to West Ham United at the London Stadium on Saturday, with four Premier League games and one Champions League fixture in the space of a fortnight – as well as illness last week – taking its toll on the west London outfit’s top goalscorer.
The 10-goal centre-forward will certainly be a miss against the Terriers and Chelsea supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the update, and they weren’t impressed.
While one labelled Morata as “pathetic”, another didn’t understand how he could be “fatigued from doing nothing”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
How does he get tired when he only uses his head
— Prince Cesc Chundu (@prince_chundu) December 12, 2017
We need another dependable striker during the transfer window.
— Christopher Lee (@TChristopherLee) December 11, 2017
Tiredness? Back injury. U must be a joker. U wanted regular football and now you are running away??? Smh
— Morgan Ifeanyi (@moregan_tweet) December 11, 2017
Tired…that’s a joke surely? So called professional sportsperson feels tired playing two games a week! Shock horror
— Winston (@blueboy8828) December 11, 2017
He should go to bed earlier
— The Chelsea Outpost (@ChelseaOutpost) December 11, 2017
Fatigued from doing nothing.
— Black Milk.🍃 (@TheeOnly_Tee) December 12, 2017
Morata not playing tonight because he is “tired”….got to be kidding me…
— We Go Legend (@DeeRolaz) December 12, 2017
Morata out for tonight because he’s tired and has a bad back? Sign another striker in January please Chelsea, that’s pathetic.
— Jonnie Green (@JonnieG21) December 12, 2017