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Sarri reveals why he swapped Giroud and Morata in West Ham clash

Maurizio Sarri has revealed why he decided to bring on Alvaro Morata in the place of Olivier Giroud in their 0-0 draw with West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

It certainly wasn’t a boring 0-0 draw at the London Stadium, with both sides creating a number of chances throughout the game, with Andriy Yarmolenko’s effort in the second half being the most clear-cut of the game.

Despite putting in some impressive performances in recent weeks, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri decided to replace striker Olivier Giroud with Alvaro Morata in the second half as he tried to grab all three points.

Speaking after the game, he was asked as to his thinking behind the change, and he revealed that it was because West Ham were doing well at nullifying the Frenchman and the balls being played into him.

“Because Giroud is very important to be a point of reference for his teammates, but in that moment of the match, they work at him very well this kind of pass, and so I preferred Morata.

“I preferred a player with more movement without the ball.”

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