These are good times to be a Chelsea fan with regards to how the club’s key striker has performed recently as against his sulking mood that was apparent in some games in the ongoing season.
Alvaro Morata appears to be getting back to his best in a Chelsea shirt, and hopefully, this will be worthwhile and not just a fluke. Neither will it be a ploy to stop the Blues from going all out for a striker in January as some fans have funnily asserted.
This could be arguable, but for the first time this season, I saw a very happy and fulfilled Morata based on how well he celebrated his goals against Crystal Palace.
The joy on his face and energy exerted in those celebrations was of one whose confidence was at high levels. Thankfully, the player admitted it after the game by stating categorically that his bad times at Chelsea were over.
It may be said that he missed some clear-cut chances in the game, but come on, he was never going to score all the chances he had.
His finishing for the two goals against Crystal Palace was top notch, and his goal haul with his feet thus far in recent games has definitely put another assertion that he’s only good with his head to bed.
Regardless of his recent performances, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri insisted that the Spaniard may not have the mentality to carry the Chelsea side all the way.
Well, this is an obvious challenge that Morata has received from his boss, and we hope that he responds in style not just in the press, but with his feet and head on the pitch.
Morata has now scored 4 goals in his last 4 Premier League games, and he has 5 in 10 appearances in the current campaign. This is with 7 starts and 3 substitute appearances.
I believe that Morata’s recent performances are not a fluke. I believe that he is back and very eager to get amongst the goals.
His next stop in the Premier League will be when Chelsea welcome Marco Silva’s Everton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a tricky encounter.
Hopefully, Morata continues his goalscoring form and goes on a run!