Thierry Henry sends advice to Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata: Don’t think too much

The Arsenal legend has some words of advice for misfiring Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata

Cesar Azpilicueta with Marcos Alonso Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Thierry Henry believes Alvaro Morata is guilty of overthinking following the Chelsea striker’s wasteful performance in a 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday night.

The Spain international failed to find the net during the four-goal thriller at the Emirates Stadium despite having three one-on-one situations during the London derby.

Morata dragged his first-half effort wide of Petr Cech’s goal with just the Czech Republic international to beat.

The summer signing miscued a shot wide of the cross bar after Eden Hazard levelled up the derby clash from the penalty spot following Jack Wilshere’s opener.

The former Juventus striker wasted an opportunity to secure three points in the third minute of added time after Hector Bellerin cancelled out Marcos Alonso’s sixth goal of the season in a 2-2 draw.

Morata has netted 10 times in 20 games in the Premier League this season and has been proficient with his head following a £58m move to Chelsea from Real Madrid in the summer.

Former Arsenal striker Henry offered Morata some advice about how to cope with one-on-one situations following his disappointing performance at The Emirates.

“The more you think about what you need to do as a striker, the more difficult it becomes,” Henry told Sky Sports.

“When Morata has to score a reaction goal, he is good. But sometimes when he is in one-v-one situations, apart from the goal he scored at Stoke, he tends to think too much about what he needs to do and then the next time the goalkeeper is too close to you.

“It becomes more difficult.”

Chelsea are in third place in the Premier League table but a mere points adrift of Manchester United in second spot.

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