Maurizio Sarri has insisted that Alvaro Morata is improving his game although he was substituted in Chelsea’s 2 nil win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Morata started the game and was subbed off at the 61st minute and replaced by Olivier Giroud for the remainder of the game.
The Spain international has been a starter in all 4 of Chelsea’s Premier League games this season and has been subbed off in three of those games by Sarri.
However, Sarri has now explained his decision to take Morata off whilst revealing he was happy with his contributions.
In the course of the post-match news conference after the 2 nil win, Sarri said:
“It depends on the situation on the pitch.
“At that moment we crossed three, four or five times in three minutes so I thought Giroud, in that moment, was better, but only for that reason.
“Alvaro is improving and maybe he needs more space. But I’m lucky because in that situation Giroud is very useful.”
Meanwhile, the Blues will be looking to maintain their 100% record after the international break when they take on Cardiff.
Still early days, but Sarri’s men are making a case for why they should be considered as title contenders this season.