Maurizio Sarri sends message to Alvaro Morata ahead of Burnley v Chelsea FC

Maurizio Sarri delivers an update on both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud ahead of Chelsea FC's trip to Burnley

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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New Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Maurizio Sarri believes that both Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud have significant room for improvement at Chelsea FC this season.

Morata has endured something of a stuttering start to the new campaign following Sarri’s appointment as the club’s new manager back in July.

The Spanish striker has scored two goals in eight Premier League outings so far this season, although he has been limited to just five starts in the English top flight under Sarri.

Morata, 26, hit the ground running last season after his move from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017, however the Spain international struggled for form and fitness in the second part of the season.

Sarri was quizzed about the form of the attacking duo ahead of Chelsea FC’s trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

And the Chelsea FC boss admitted that both Morata and Giroud have room for improvement.

Speaking at his pre-match news conference last week, Sarri said: “You know the characteristics of Giroud.

“Giroud is not usually used to scoring a lot of goals in a season but he’s always very useful for the team and his team-mates, so Giroud is not a problem for us.

“Morata, in the last five matches, has scored two goals but I think they will be able to do better.

“The most important thing is that the team continue to play this football.”

Chelsea FC started the weekend two points behind Liverpool FC and Manchester City in the Premier League table.

Sarri’s first priority this season will be to steer the Blues into the Champions League qualification spots after they finished fifth in the table last term under Antonio Conte.

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