Alvaro Morata could be set for premature Chelsea departure in £55M deal

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata is restored to Chelsea's starting lineup for the Premier League meeting with Huddersfield Town - one of six changes made by Antonio Conte.

The 25-year-old has attributed his hard form to regular painkilling injections, and hit back at his critics in the process.

And his struggles have led to speculation that he could return to Serie A, having spent two years with the Turin giants between 2014 and 2016.

No deal has been agreed between Chelsea and Juventus for Morata, who has scored just 11 goals in the Premier League, with the Italian champions elect not willing to spend more than £60million. "I think the situation is very clear", he told reporters (via Goal).

Ex-Chelsea star Tony Cascarino still believes in Alvaro Morata and has informed him to shoot on sight to score more goals. That suggests that Morata's wage demands, at one time described as "significant", have been met and therefore he will be earning close to the £8.5m he pockets a season at the Bridge. Your [the press] focus is only Morata, but I would like it if your focus was for the whole team.

Chelsea's disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield last night was a hammer blow to the Blues hopes of finishing in the top four this season.

Chelsea will be looking to finish the season on a high when they lock horns in the finals of the FA Cup against Manchester United at Wembley.

If Conte does go with two attackers behind Morata then Willian is favourite ahead of Pedro to get the nod alongside Eden Hazard - who was excellent against Liverpool on Sunday.

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