Chelsea FC legend: Why I feel sorry for Alvaro Morata
Ruud Gullit explains why he felt sorry for Alvaro Morata after Chelsea FC's win over Newcastle
Ruud Gullit has admitted that he felt sorry for Alvaro Morata for his lack of service during Chelsea FC’s 2-1 win at Newcastle United on Sunday.
The Spanish striker started the game and featured for 65 minutes as the west London side claimed the three points to make it three wins from their opening three Premier League games.
Morata has started all three of Chelsea FC’s Premier League games so far this season but has only managed to net one goal for the west London club.
The 25-year-old failed to find the net as the Blues sealed a 2-1 win at St James’ Park on Sunday afternoon to continue their fine start to the new season under boss Maurizio Sarri.
And Chelsea FC legend Gullit says that he had sympathy for Morata after the striker was not found regularly by his team-mates on Sunday.
Speaking on Match of the Day, Gullit said: “Morata, I feel sorry for him because with this type of possession you can’t score goals.
“They needed to stretch the opposition by having players high up the pitch which they eventually realised.
“All of a sudden they started getting good crosses in but by that point Morata had been taken off.”
Morata will be hoping to start and find the net for Chelsea FC when the Blues return to Premier League action on Saturday with a home clash against Bournemouth next weekend.
The Blues are aiming to at least break back into the top four this season after they finished fifth last term.