Cesc Fabregas has claimed Alvaro Morata has been going through a bit of stress following his underwhelming start to the new season.
Morata’s last goal in the Premier League came in August in the 3-2 win against Arsenal but since then the Spanish striker has been overlooked with Maurizio Sarri preferring Olivier Giroud to lead the attack.
Morata returned to scoring goals as Chelsea edged MOL Vidi in the Europa League with the forward scoring the solitary goal of the match. There have been speculations over his long term future at Chelsea as he clearly doesn’t seem to be the go-to striker for the new boss.
Fabregas insisted the forward is in a difficult phase but will come out of it very soon. “Alvaro will [remember this game] I’m sure, it was very important for him,.
“You can feel he was trying to be a little bit nervous about the situation. He was stressing out a bit, so the goal will do him a lot of good.
“I think this happens to all the strikers, they want to score goals. That’s their nature.
“I’ve never felt it as it is not my game.
“But I feel for them when they don’t score goals, especially Alvaro as I have a good relationship with him and I know that he suffers as he cares a lot.
“That’s very important he cares as he wants to do really well in football.
“Sometimes it happens and sometimes not, but I’m very happy for him.
“We believe in him, we believe in everyone.
Definitely it’s up to him to keep trying as he’s doing and behaving in the way he does.
“His attitude is spot on and he always tries his best. We are delighted and hopefully this is the first of many.”