Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri revealed his happiness for Alvaro Morata after the Blues striker scored twice during his sides 3-1 win over Crystal Palace yesterday.
Morata joined Chelsea in a then club record £58 million deal from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, but he struggled for both form and fitness during his first season at Stamford Bridge, finding the net just 15 times in 48 appearances in all competitions.
The 27-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea this summer and he has been on the receiving end of some heavy criticism from certain sections of the Blues support during the opening stages of this season.
However, the talented striker has seemed to be regaining some form and confidence in recent weeks scoring in his last four games.
Speaking after yesterday’s game Blues boss Sarri revealed that he has seen a big improvement over the last month, although he did also rather candidly admit Morata can be a bit fragile at times.
“I am really very happy for Alvaro [Morata]. He improved in the last month in confidence and personality,” Sarri told BBC’s MOTD.
”He improved also from a tactical and technical point of view. He plays with more continuity from the team. He has great potential physically and technically. He can improve more. Potentially he can be (a top striker at a top club). Sometimes he is a little bit fragile.”