Alvaro Morata opens up about his Chelsea FC form

The Chelsea FC striker opens up about his form at the west London side

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

Alvaro Morata has reassured Blues supporters that he is enjoying his football once again after recovering from a “bad period” at Chelsea FC.

The Spain international scored twice in Chelsea FC’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in their London derby on Sunday afternoon.

Morata broke the deadlock in the 32nd minute before Andros Townsend equalised for the visitors 21 minutes into the second half.

Eden Hazard returned from injury to tee up Morata and restore the west London side’s lead in the 63rd minute before Pedro Rodriguez polished off a 3-1 win.

Morata has scored three times in his last four games in all competitions but Maurizio Sarri still has his reservations about the former Real Madrid striker.

Indeed, the Chelsea FC manager appeared to cast doubt on whether Morata can become Chelsea FC’s long-term first-choice forward despite his recent form.

Sarri suggested that Morata is still too “fragile” to take on such an important role in the Blues team after return of 14 goals in 80 games for the west London side.

However, the former Juventus striker claimed that he is finally over his difficult run after his two-goal haul in Chelsea FC’s 3-1 win against Crystal Palace.

“I’m improving, I want to work and to help my team,” Morata told Sky Sports on Sunday.

“The goals are like this, when you have a very bad period it takes long to recover. Last year was difficult for me for many things. You don’t expect an injury and I played when not fit, now the team is good and it’s time to enjoy this.”

Morata moved to Chelsea FC in a £60m deal from Spanish side Real Madrid in the 2017 summer transfer window during Antonio Conte’s spell in charge.

The Spanish forward has won league titles in Italy and Spain but was unable to help Chelsea FC to retain their title crown last term.

However, Morata urged Sarri’s players to keep fighting in the title race despite Manchester City’s ominous form.

Morata added: “We are in first three places. The important thing for us [is that] we want to fight until the end for Premier League.

“It is very hard [to challenge for the title] because the Premier League is the most competitive championship in the world, but we want it and until now we have not given three points to another team.

“We want to take all the points that is possible and that is the only way to try to fight for the Premier League.”

Manchester City are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and two points ahead of Chelsea FC and Liverpool FC.

The Blues are ahead of Jurgen Klopp’s side by virtue of their superior goal difference.

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