Alvaro Morata's controversial response when asked about potential Real Madrid return

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata drops surprise hint he is planning return to Real Madrid

Alvaro Morata has scored 12 goals in his first season at Chelsea

Prior to his injury, the 25-year-old had netted 10 goals in 20 Premier League appearances and despite being far from prolific, certainly improved the balance of the defending champions' squad.

The Spaniard, who has 12 goals to his name this season, has missed the last five games with a back injury.

And his response will no doubt anger Chelsea fans. If you ask me if [he will be out] one day, one month, the rest of the season I don't know.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has conceded that he will always have a special place in his heart for Real Madrid despite leaving the club last summer.

"Players like Morata are very important for us and have been missing for a long time".

Add Alvaro Morata's injury/absence to the ever-growing list of concerns which also happens to include Antonio Conte getting potentially fired, Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois's future, Tiemoue Bakayoko struggling to cope with the Premier League, among others and things are going from bad to worse to just downright frightful for the reigning Champions. I don't know [when he will return] because he has this problem.

"We are struggling to find a solution to solve the pain in his back". I'm a bit anxious.

The comment will have set alarm bells ringing in the minds of Chelsea supporters everywhere as they fear if indeed the newly signed player was not going to feature in any more matches as said by anxious Antonio Conte, but you can only imagine their surprise and disappointment when his wife posted this video to her Instagram account on Sunday night.

He is very happy in London.

"Messi can't be stopped", the former Real Madrid striker told Movistar+.

"But Madrid will always be Madrid".

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