CONTE HAS AN ADVICE FOR MORATA

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata got two bookings in a split second in the FA Cup third round replay against Norwich on Saturday.

The striker will be unavailable for tomorrow’s game against Brighton, and Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has told the Spaniard to work on his self-control.

He said in his press conference today: “For sure, for the Norwich game, I think the player knows very well his mistake. There was frustration for the first yellow card, because the player didn’t deserve this yellow card. If the referee doesn’t want to give the penalty, in this situation it’s still not right to book him. But, at the same time, you must learn to control yourself.

“The second yellow card was for dissent. I agree with the player for the first yellow card, but I don’t agree with the player for the second yellow card. He has to check himself in future.”

He continued: “For the strikers, this situation can happen. For sure, for Alvaro, this is the first season that he’s been having a full season. Maybe, for him, this is the first time to face this type of problems.

“But, he has to overcome this problem because this is a stupid problem, You have to work for the team and not lose confidence. The coach trusts him, the team-mates trust him, the clubs trust him, the fans trust him. I don’t see a problem, but this is the first time Morata has faced this situation.

“Before, if you stay on the bench, you don’t have this type of pressure. So now he has to learn to face this type of situation, move forward and go on. Everyone in Chelsea trusts him.”

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