- Morata still firing blanks for the Blues.
- Chelsea’s boss highly disappointed with the Spaniard’s lack of scoring abilities.
- Morata appears to be losing his place to Frenchman Olivier Giroud.
Alvaro Morata started for Chelsea in the Europa League win away to PAOK Salonika and failed to get on the scoresheet.
This was Chelsea’s sixth consecutive win this season and it was expected that Morata would take the chance to impress in the game.
However, this was not the case as the Spaniard fired blanks yet again, missing some key chances in the course of the game.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri was left disappointed with the striker’s performance on the night for failing to make a mark on his return to the starting lineup.
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Morata appears to be losing his place to Frenchman Olivier Giroud and Sarri admitted that the striker was in severe need of a confidence booster to re-discover his form in the opposition box.
“Alvaro has to gain confidence with one, two, three goals,” he added. “I am not able to give him confidence. In this match, he had three or four opportunities.”
“He was unlucky. I hope for him in the future I can help him. But the confidence can come with goals. For the first time in this season, he was ready in the box. He was on the ball and was active.”
Did you miss our story on Sarri allaying fears that he is not worried about his striking duo, Morata, and Giroud?
Maurizio Sarri has insisted he is not worried about his misfiring strikers Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud. Morata has attracted heavy criticisms for his performance in front of goal this season having scored just thrice in 12 games while Giroud is yet to find the back of the net in 10 games.
Is Morata dropping form or just a phase in his football career that he will get over?
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