Alvaro Morata makes honest admission about Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea FC

Alvaro Morata admits that he is already feeling more settled at Chelsea FC under Maurizio Sarri

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC striker Alvaro Morata Photo: The Sport Review

Alvaro Morata has admitted that he already feels more comfortable at Chelsea FC under Maurizio Sarri than Antonio Conte.

The Blues have been getting used to life under their new Italian manager after the west London club decided to part company with Conte this summer.

Chelsea FC laboured to a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last term under Conte as they missed out on Champions League qualification, but they did manage to end the campaign on a high by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final.

Morata endured something of a mixed first season at Stamford Bridge last term as he struggled for both form and fitness in the second part of the campaign.

The 25-year-old netted his first Premier League goal of the season on Saturday evening when he scored in Chelsea FC’s 3-2 win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

And Morata has admitted that he already feels more settled in the style of play the Blues have been adopting under their new manager this season.

Speaking in an interview with Chelsea FC’s website, Morata said: “I think for me the most important thing is the mode we play.

“Last year it was direct, I had to protect the ball in the air and that’s not my best quality. Now I can attack the spaces, play one-touch and go into the area for the crosses which is better for me.

‘The manager works with the ball always and when you work with the ball you have more chances, and the strikers have more chances, but that’s not the most important thing.

“For sure I want to score more than 30 goals, but I would prefer to score 15 or 20 and for us to win the Premier League or another big trophy. I want to score many goals but the most important thing is the team.”

Chelsea FC will return to Premier League action on Sunday afternoon when they travel to Newcastle United in the top flight.

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