Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has revealed that Alvaro Morata understands his omission from the Blues squad in their victory over Manchester City, before also reassuring the Spanish striker of his future at Stamford Bridge.
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher does not believe that Alvaro Morata has a future at Chelsea.
Chelsea had a frustrating season last term, finishing in fifth position in the Premier League standings in a lacklustre attempt at defending their title.
Club legend and current Chelsea assistant coach Gianfranco Zola has tipped Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata to come good when it comes to putting the ball into the back of the net.
Back in the summer, when Maurizio Sarri freshly took the Chelsea managerial helm, there was a general agreement that they needed to add depth to their forward options. With only Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata as the recognised forwards in the senior squad, the Blues were linked with potential moves with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain before the transfer window ended with Chelsea not being able to sign someone to compete with their two strikers.
Football pundit Andy Gray has slammed Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, even though the Spaniard has found form during recent weeks, netting three goals in his past three games.
Former Chelsea manager and Netherlands football legend Ruud Gullit has claimed that Eden Hazard and Willian do not pass the ball to their teammate Alvaro Morata because they “do not trust” his ability.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has played down reports suggesting that he wanted to replace striker Alvaro Morata during the summer transfer window. Morata arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2017 and was viewed as a direct replacement for the outgoing Diego Costa.
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he hopes to see striker Alvaro Morata shed more tears of joy this season. The Spanish international netted the only of the game during the Blues’ 1-0 Europa League victory against Hungarian outfit Videoton last week.
Antonio Rudiger has warned Chelsea are becoming too reliant on Eden Hazard and has called on his teammates to contribute more goals for the club.
During Didier Drogba’s time at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea became one of the most intimidating teams in the Premier League. Mentored by a then swaggering Jose Mourinho and playing alongside other Blues greats like John Terry and Frank Lampard, Drogba and Co. struck terror and fear into the opposition, combining an indomitable defence with ruthless precision up front.
It was surprising to most Chelsea fans that Alvaro Morata stayed at the club this season. The Spaniard was brought in ahead of last season to replace Diego Costa, who had helped the club win the Premier League during the season before. There were heavy expectations on Morata but in the end, he managed just 15 goals from 48 games in all competitions as the Blues finished the season in a frustrating fifth position.
Five matches into the new season and Chelsea are on top of the Premier League standings. Having maintained a 100% record together with Liverpool so far, they lead the Reds via goal difference thanks to their new swashbuckling brand of enterprising football instilled by Maurizio Sarri.
Alvaro Morata has revealed he thought about moving on from Chelsea in the last transfer window following a dip in form in the second half of the 2017-2018 campaign.
Alvaro Morata plans to establish himself as the focal point of the Chelsea attack, with the Spanish striker insisting he never considered the prospect of leaving the club.
The upcoming Premier League season is just around the corner for Chelsea. Under a new regime led by Italian schemer Maurizio Sarri, the Blues’ preparations are well underway. The club hierarchy is keen to support the new manager with a fresh batch of recruits, yet the arrivals have been relatively slow, with Chelsea missing out on a couple of transfer targets, especially ones viewed to provide competition in the striker role for Alvaro Morata and co.
With just over a week left of the transfer window, it is becoming a concern that Chelsea have only made one first-team signing. However, amongst the endless transfer rumours coming out of West London, one that is continuing to gather pace is the one linking them to a move for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
Chelsea have opened negotiations with Italian giants Juventus regarding the possibility of signing Gonzalo Higuain with Alvaro Morata going the other way, according to reports.
Maurizio Sarri was finally unveiled as the new Chelsea boss on Friday after the club has confirmed the sacking of fellow Italian Antonio Conte. Sarri, who signed a three-year contract, is set to be joined by Blues legend Gianfranco Zola as his number two, and the Chelsea hierarchy have worked quickly to support the new manager’s squad overhaul, with Higuain emerging as one of the top targets for the former Napoli boss. Sarri had previously worked with Higuain in Naples for a year before the forward joined Juventus and the former Partenopei boss is now keen on a reunion with the Argentine forward at West London.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are plotting a deal that involves Morata moving the other way in a cash-plus-player offer for Higuain. The forward underwhelmed in his first season at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea are willing to let the 25-year-old Spaniard rejoin the Turin outfit. However, the Old Lady would favour just the cash in order to recoup some of the money they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo’s £100m signing from Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail. It also remains to be seen whether Higuain, who earns a reported £240,000 a week in Juve, would prefer to make the move to England.
On the other hand, Morata arrived at Chelsea over a year ago as the club’s record signing but performed inconsistently, with fitness problems hounding 25-year-old. Conte did not see the striker as a good fit for his preferred system as well, prompting the Blues to secure the services of Olivier Giroud at the turn of the year. Morata scored 15 goals in all competitions for the Blues but ultimately was not selected for the Spain World Cup squad.
Celta Vigo and former Liverpool striker Iago Aspas has said that he spoke to Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata after his compatriot was omitted from Spain’s 23-man World Cup squad.
Spanish national team coach Julen Loptegui has admitted that Alvaro Morata “deserved” to be included in the 23-man squad that will travel to Russia this summer and was unlucky to be left out.
Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo has backed Alvaro Morata in spite of the Spaniard’s struggles to find the back of the net during recent months.
Chelsea managed to keep up the pressure on Liverpool and Tottenham in their unlikely race for a top-four finish with a win over Swansea on Saturday afternoon. However, it was an extremely narrow victory as Cesc Fabregas’ sweet strike in the third minute separated the sides.
Italian giants Juventus are setting their sights on a reunion with Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, according to reports.
One of the biggest ongoing stories at Chelsea involves the loan move of Michy Batshuayi to Borussia Dortmund and how successful it has been so far. The Blues themselves haven’t had the best of luck in front of goal since his temporary departure which begs the question: why did Antonio Conte let him leave?
Antonio Conte has stated that Alvaro Morata is ‘100 percent’ fit and ready to work hard for the remainder of the campaign, ahead of the Blues’ crucial Premier League showdown with Tottenham.