Photo: Alvaro Morata heaps praise on ‘phenomenal’ Chelsea star after 2-1 win over Bournemouth

The Chelsea striker singles out Willy Caballero for special praise after the Blues reached the League Cup semi-finals on Wednesday night

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Chelsea duo Willy Caballero and Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Alvaro Morata lavished praise on Willy Caballero after the Chelsea duo helped Antonio Conte’s men secure a dramatic 2-1 win over Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-final on Wednesday night.

The Spain international came off the bench to replace Michy Batshuayi with 19 minutes to go in the Carabao Cup tie after Willian broke the deadlock in the first half at Stamford Bridge.

However, former Newcastle United midfielder Dan Gosling levelled in the 90th minute to nudge the League Cup tie towards extra-time.

But summer signing Morata netted a dramatic winner deep into injury time in west London to set up a semi-final meeting with Arsenal for a place in the final at Wembley at the end of February.

Chelsea handed a rare start to former Manchester City goalkeeper Caballero for the cup clash and the Uruguay international made an impressive save to stop Lyn Mousset.

While Morata was heralded as the match winner at Stamford Bridge, the Chelsea striker was quick to deflect praise on the Blues shot stopper.

The Chelsea striker wrote on his Instagram page:

“What a goalkeeper! what a person! and what a great friend! You’re a phenomenal”

The Blues signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

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