Chelsea Manager Maurizio Sarri Defends Alvaro Morata After His Slow Start To The Season

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has come under criticism recently due to his lack of goals at Chelsea, but manager Maurizio Sarri has jumped to the defence of his player.

So far in 42 Premier League appearances for Chelsea, Alvaro Morata has come up with just 16 goals and six assists while boasting a shot accuracy of just 45 per cent.

“Morata is a quality player, fast and technically gifted. He’s a sensitive person and the difficulties had hurt him,” Sarri said to ‘DiMarzio’.

“The results and the quality of our football are positive. 18 games without a loss, in such a competitive reality show that we’re on the right track.”

The Italian manager also defended another of his players, David Luiz. The Brazilian defender has often been caught out due to a percieved lack of discipline. However, Sarri was surprised by Luiz’s approach.

“There isn’t a lot of time between the training sessions and I think it doesn’t help the coach nor the players,” he added.

“It’s not even only about the physical aspect but also about the mental one. David Luiz surprised me by his availability and cleverness.”

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