Alvaro Morata admits he'd find it hard to turn down Real Madrid


English Premier League (EPL) club Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has said that he doesn't know how much longer injured striker Alvaro Morata will be sidelined.

Qualifying for next season's Champions League will be seen as vital and should the Blues drop out of the bottom four then Conte could face the sack.

However, West Brom captain Jonny Evans is struggling to get over a back problem.

"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".

"We're very careful, the profiles are the ones you know about [Conte, Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Mancini and Claudio Ranieri]", Fabbricini said about potential long-term targets".

Unfortunately for all the Chelsea fanatics, however, Antonio Conte is not having a great time of it at Stamford Bridge this season, as it seems. "We have to divide the responsibility in every positive or negative situation, when you have this period with so poor results you have to divide responsibility with me, with the players, with the club".

Conte did not wish to explain why the club sent Michy Batshuayi on loan to Dortmund amid deepening concerns about Morata's injury. The 48-year-old would not be drawn on the criticism, however, stating: "Yeah, I think now the transfer market has finished, we took a decision".

We are at that road where you can either turn left or right.

Conte will likely use the strongest line-up that he has available to him after his side's form troubles and with an FA Cup game against Hull City coming up after West Brom. "I would have liked Morata to stay but he wanted to play more first-team football elsewhere".

"It happened, this [that Chelsea conceded seven goals in the last two games without him]".

But he said: 'I am not thinking for one moment about going away from this club. "I repeat: my commitment, like the commitment of my players, is totally for this club".