Date: 21st September 2018 at 5:45pm
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Given a place in the starting eleven last night, as Chelsea eased to a 1-0 win away from home, against PAOK Salonika, in the Europa League, it’s probably being kind to suggest that Alvaro Morata didn’t have the best of game.

The Spanish striker missed several good chances to ease any fears the Chelsea support may have had about PAOK getting back into the game.

Clearly, Morata’s confidence is low as the Spanish striker looks for the kind of performance that will kick-start his season.

After the game, Maurizio Sarri, as reported by the BBC, had this to say about his struggling striker:

“Morata had three or four opportunities, he was unlucky.

“I hope in the future I can try to help him, but the confidence comes only with goals. I am not able to give him confidence.

“But I have to say also that for the first time this season he was very ready in the box. He was on the ball, he was active.”

It’s glad to see Sarri looking for the positive points in what was a poor display from the player.

Continuing, Sarri is also reported by Reuters, as having remarked;

“Alvaro has to gain confidence with one, two, three goals.

“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.”

Unfortunately, results are everything in this level of football and any thoughts of Morata being able to boost his confidence by grabbing a couple of goals in our next two games look bleak.

Sat here in the editorial chair, I’d be amazed if Sarri selected Morata ahead of Giroud for the Sunday trip to take on West Ham and with a tough Carabao Cup trip to Liverpool also coming up, would Sarri be willing to risk Morales in a game where any chances that fall our way, at Anfield, will be few and far between and the finishing will need to be clinical?

I seriously doubt it.

But what are your opinions on our misfiring striker?

Please feel free to drop your views into the comments facility beneath this article.

 

7 Replies to “Morata Continues To Struggle And There Doesn’t Appear To Be Any Light At The End Of The Tunnel”

  • Loan him in January and bring Batchuyi back please… I feel heartache every time he plays and can’t stand him anymore in the team… and why he doesn’t stay on his feet with any challenge/tackle?!!! is embarrassing and shameful

  • now who let bashuyi out really? morata is disgusting en now to win titles bring back bashuyi or create chance for ace like odoi upfront

  • Morata was just a waste of money. I strongly doubt he will ever fill the boots of Diego Costa, who came into the team and made every body see what a class he was. Morata remind me a lot of Fernando Torres. We may fire Sarri today and hire another coach, Morata will still struggle. We have to cut our loss short by selling him, and focus on finding a decent striker. He will never get good, he has been given a lot of opportunities now, without proving himself.

  • Lukaku?the one at manchester united?Lord have mercy.United fans are complaining even in their poor football he cant control a simple pass or help in the build up in tight areas.

  • i was rather skeptical when we wanted to sign morata,cos he is too soft to lead the line vacated by diego and his fragile mentality. Batsman can finish but he is lacking some important aspects these coaches wanted from their striker ,can he improve on it? i dont know.pls dont bring lukaku in this discussion. The boars should ask sarri to describe his preferred striker and they look for him in europe,south america aged 24-27.

  • Morata is a mid table player. not good for a team like Chelsea. we have better and not expensive strikers in the epl. I’d prefer we go for Mitrovic in the January transfer.

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