Maurizio Sarri warned Chelsea FC players don’t trust Alvaro Morata

Former Blues manager Ruud Gullit believes the Chelsea FC squad are losing faith in Alvaro Morata

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea FC striker Alvaro Morata Photo: Alvaro Morata / Instagram

The Chelsea FC players don’t trust Alvaro Morata, former Blues manager Ruud Gullit has claimed.

The Spain international was named in Maurizio Sarri’s starting line up for the visit of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening last weekend.

Morata has scored two goals in eight games in the Premier League this season to leave him struggling for form despite the change of management at Chelsea FC.

The Spanish striker netted seven times in seven games to make an impressive start to his Chelsea FC career following his £60m move to Stamford Bridge.

However, Morata only managed to net three times in his final 23 appearances under Conte to erode the Champions League winner’s confidence.

The 26-year-old remained at Stamford Bridge in the summer despite being linked with a potential return to Italy or Spain.

Morata has been battling it out with Olivier Giroud to start in Sarri’s team, and the Spaniard has outscored his older rival so far this season.

The former Real Madrid striker struggled during Chelsea FC’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

Morata touched the ball 44 times, while his fellow forward Eden Hazard who was on the ball 85 times during the stalemate.

Former Chelsea FC manager Gullit believed the Blues’ stars are trying to avoid passing the ball to Morata given his alarming dip in form.

“[Morata’s] team-mates don’t come into any positions where they create anything for him,” Gullit explained on beIN SPORTS, as quoted by the Daily Star.

“The worst part is you can see Willian and Hazard always dribble inside because they don’t trust him.

“But also when the crosses are in, I think there was a moment in the first half where you asked ‘where is Morata?’, he wasn’t there. So they don’t trust him.”

Chelsea FC signed Morata in the 2017 summer transfer window after Romelu Lukaku opted to move to Manchester United rather than return to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues forward netted 15 times in all competitions in his first season at Stamford Bridge to make a solid if unspectacular start to his career with the west London side.

Morata was part of the Chelsea FC squad that won the FA Cup crown last season to add another trophy to his impressive collection of silverware from spells at Real Madrid and Juventus.

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