Chelsea did well to beat Southampton 3-0 at the St Mary’s Stadium, and one of the highlight of the game was the third goal which was scored by Alvaro Morata.
Morata chipped the ball delightfully over the keeper after some neat passes from the Chelsea team opened the Saint’s defence.
31 passes were made in the build-up to Morata’s goal against Southampton and it’s the most passes that have been made in the buildup to any goal in the Premier League this season.
The goal was beautifully set up and it portrayed Sarri-ball in its best form. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been setting the Chelsea team to play attractive football this season, and he has revealed that Morata’s goal showed what Sarri-ball is all about.
Sarri revealed that the goal showed his philosophy that he’s bringing to the Chelsea side.
“Something like this,” Sarri said.
“We moved the ball very quick: one touch, maximum two touches, and we arrived on goal so easily. I think this is my football.”
Despite Chelsea’s strong start to the season, Sarri also revealed that the team has to do better and improve in some areas.
He said: “We need to be able to be in control of the match. We can do better in the defensive phase, and sometimes also in the offensive phase.
“We did two or three counter-attacks wrong, four against three, or three against two, so we could do better.”
Morata scored the only goal in Chelsea’s Europa League clash against Vidi and he found the net again on Sunday making it two goals in his last two games, and his manager was truly pleased.
Sarri said: “I am very happy for him. It’s always important for a striker to score.
“Also it’s very important the performance. Alvaro played very well in the Europa League and today in the last 30 minutes. I think he can restart easier now.”