READ WHAT SARRI HAS TO SAY ABOUT MORATA’S GOAL AND PERFORMANCE

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Alvaro Morata scored his second goal of the season as Chelsea defeated Vidi FC 1-0 at Stamford Bridge.

It has been a tough season for the Spaniard this season as he has failed to replicate the form that convinced Chelsea to splash a then record fee last summer to bring him to England.

Morata scored the only goal of the game as he lunged the ball into the net in the 70th minute of the game as Chelsea laboured hard to get the three points at the Bridge.

Speaking at the end of the game, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admitted he was happy that Morata was able to score a goal and hopes it will build his confidence.

Morata missed a sitter in the first half and heaved a sigh of relief after scoring in the second period, and Sarri is keen on him to get his confidence back.

Sarri said: “I am very happy for him to score. It was important to play a good match, I think he did that. It was important to play for the team like this evening. Alvaro can restart from this point.

“I don’t want to talk about the opponents. They played their match, I think Alvaro only has to think about our match, not the opponents.

“I hope so (he will take confident). I think he has played very well, better than the last period and I think he can restart from this performance. Sometimes you can start from this.

“He is a very important player. At the moment we have Alvaro and Giroud, but we have to play every three days for a long time, I hope. He is an important player for our season, both. Alvaro and Olivier.”

Morata has now scored twice this season, and Giroud is yet to get a goal so far this season.

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