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Alvaro Morata broke his scoring duck for Chelsea as he scored the opener in the 2-1 FA Cup quarterfinal win against Claude Leicester City.

Morata had a good game and scored his first goal of 2018 with a sublime finish, and Pat Nevin praised the Spaniard for not only scoring a goal but for battling well against a tough opposition.

He wrote in the official Chelsea website: “The other man worth discussing when you talk about the heavy lifting must be Alvaro Morata. Leicester certainly sent out the muscle to let him know he is in a game and maybe they expected the oldest cliché in the book to work. Here was a classy Spanish player, playing in the FA Cup with added freezing weather. A few heavy tackles might just break his spirit.

“Well if that was the plan, it backfired as Alvaro gave them a tough time and of course scored the opening goal. It is probably just what he needed now he seems back to full fitness, a team to rile him into a level of controlled passion. Most of us have no worries at all about his future at the club and his ability to score plenty of goals, but this mid-season quiet spell has doubtless been tough to cope with.”

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