Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted that he is not worried by Alvaro Morata’s uninspiring start to this season.
Morata moved to Chelsea from Real Madrid in a club record £58 million deal last summer and began his Stamford Bridge career in fine form. However, he started to struggle for form and fitness the longer the season went on, finishing his maiden campaign in English football with 15 goals in 48 appearances.
Morata has been criticised for his performances against Manchester City in the Community Shield and Huddersfield in the Blues opening Premier League fixture, but Sarri has insisted he rates the 25-year-old highly and that he reckons the talented striker just needs a goal to regain his confidence.
“I am not worried about Morata. Morata is a very good player,” said Sarri, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s London Derby against Arsenal.
“I think in this moment he needs only to gain confidence. But he’s a great player.
“He needs to gain confidence. But he’s improving. I’m not really worried about him.
“He needs to score. As do all strikers in the world, I think.”