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Alvaro Morata back problem worries Antonio Conte more than form and confidence

Alvaro Morata is out injured (Getty)

Antonio Conte has admitted a back problem currently afflicting Alvaro Morata is a serious concern.

The striker misses tonight’s League Cup semi-final second leg against Arsenal because of the issue. The Spaniard also missed the win over Brighton on Saturday.

It’s come at a difficult time for Morata who looks short of confidence having struggled for goals in recent weeks. He’s gone six matches without finding the back of the net.