Alvaro Morata compares Maurizio Sarri's tactics to Antonio Conte's

  • Jack Figg

It’s no secret Alvaro Morata has suffered an inconsistent run of form since his £58 million move from Real Madrid last season.

In his first season at Stamford Bridge, under manager Antonio Conte, Morata scored just 15 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.

Despite scoring seven goals in his first six games, including a hat-trick against Stoke, the Spaniard would then go on to net just eight times in his remaining 42 appearances.

As Morata gave way for Olivier Giroud in Chelsea's striking pecking order it seemed like the Spaniard could be on his way out of Stamford Bridge.

However, as new manager Maurizio Sarri replaced Conte at the Bridge, the former Napoli boss has handed Morata 11 starts with the striker netting four times, scoring in the Blue’s recent 4-0 drubbing of Burnley.

Morata on Conte's tactics 

Under Conte’s guidance Morata claimed he ‘suffered’ in the Italians style of play.

He told Cadena SER: “It's not for nothing, but for the style of play. It wasn't my style of play and I suffered a little because of that."

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Morata discusses his good morale under Sarri 

However, it seems Morata is fitting into Sarri’s style of play and formation better, and the Spaniard admitted his morale is higher under his new manager.

"I'm in a good way now. I want to score more goals, to play more games,” Morata said.

“At the end of the day the most important thing is that the team wins. The other things come with that.

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“We have a concept this year to play nearer the goal and to do this we need to have the ball.

"The philosophy is that if we have the ball most of the time, the other team doesn't have it, which is very important because they won't be able to make a lot of chances.

"But it's not only about the ball, it's about your movement when you don't have possession and you make the space for a team-mate.

"The players really enjoy this kind of game. For most of the game, we have the ball in the other team's half of the pitch and that's good for us."

With Morata seemingly in good spiritsand form, can the Spanish striker cement a consistent start in the Chelsea 11?

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