Maurizio Sarri sends message to Alvaro Morata after Chelsea FC’s 4-0 win at Burnley
Maurizio Sarri was delighted for Alvaro Morata after he scored the opener in Chelsea FC's 4-0 win at Burnley
Maurizio Sarri expressed his delight at seeing Alvaro Morata open the scoring for Chelsea FC in their 4-0 win over Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
It has been something of a mixed start to the season for the Spanish striker, who joined the Blues from Real Madrid in the summer of 2017.
Morata has started six of Chelsea FC’s 10 games in the Premier League so far this season and he repaid his manager’s faith in him when he netted the opener for the Blues at Turf Moor in the 22nd minute.
Ross Barkley then added a second in the 57th minute, before goals from Willian and Ruben Loftus-Cheek wrapped up a win which moved Chelsea FC up to second in the Premier League table.
Morata has now scored four goals in all competitions for Chelsea FC so far this season.
And although Sarri was delighted for both him and Loftus-Cheek to get amongst the goals, he admitted that he was disappointed that Olivier Giroud could not find the net.
Sarri told BBC Sport after Sunday’s thumping win: “For 10 minutes it was difficult at the beginning but then we played very well.
“I am very happy for Alvaro Morata and Loftus-Cheek again. I am disappointed for Giroud because today I thought he could score.
“He [Giroud] needs to score. At the end, everything is OK. We played very well in full control of the match for the last 80 minutes.”
Chelsea FC will return to action at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night when they host Derby County in the fourth round of the League Cup.
“At the moment we have to start to think about the next match,” he continued. “We play on Wednesday and we have a difficult game, we want to go on in the competition.”
Chelsea FC’s next five games
Carabao Cup: Chelsea vs Derby
Premier League: Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Europa League: BATE Borisov vs Chelsea
Premier League: Chelsea vs Everton
Premier League: Tottenham vs Chelsea