morata and giroud

Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Alvaro Morata is not a guaranteed starter at Chelsea.

The Spaniard will now be rotated with Olivier Giroud on a game-by-game basis and this will depend on the lineup and formation that the opposition puts up.

Morata had a bright start to life at Chelsea under Conte and hit double figures before Christmas last season.

However, since the tun of the year, the Spain international is yet to make any significant contribution to Chelsea with goals. This prompted the arrival of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal.

Sarri whilst speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Europa League game against PAOK on Thursday said:

“In the last two weeks I have seen four matches of Cardiff and four matches of PAOK Salonika and for me, I thought [on Friday] Giroud was more suitable for this match and Morata more suitable for the other.

“I don’t know now who will be the striker of the future. I think both, because we have to play 60 matches. For their characteristics, they are different. It depends on the kind of match. [Giroud] played very well without scoring, but very useful for his teammates, I think.”

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