Alvaro Morata looks set to miss Juventus’ Champions League clash with former side Chelsea after picking up an injury against Sampdoria on Sunday.
Juventus held off Sampdoria to win 3-2 at the Allianz Stadium, making it back to back Serie A wins following a terrible start the season since the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Morata spent three seasons at Chelsea, although one of those was on loan, but failed to impress during his time at Stamford Bridge as he was sold to Atletico Madrid in 2020.
The Spaniard has been on loan at Juventus ever since, but is to be robbed a reunion with his former employers.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri confirmed to Sky Italia that Morata would be sidelined for the next two games after picking up a knock late on against Sampdoria.
The injury blow means that Allgeri will be without the Juventus no.9 for their clash against Chelsea on Wednesday, and for the Turin derby on Saturday as Juventus make the short trip to Torino.
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Juventus will also be without Paulo Dybala, who was in tears shortly after putting his side ahead on Sunday, and limped off with a thigh injury which will also keep him out for the next two games, according to Allegri.
Dybala suffered an injury as he closed down a Sampdoria defender with an outstretched leg after 20 minutes, but the 27-year-old landed awkwardly and was unable to continue.
The absence of both Dybala and Morata will come as huge blows to Allegri, who is left extremely short of attacking options without his two main starters in attack.
Juventus will have to rely on Moise Kean and Dejan Kulusevski to try and grind out a result against Thomas Tuchel’s side, but they did get their Champions League campaign off to a great start as they beat Malmo 3-0 in their opening group match.