Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata have been fighting for the right to be Maurizio Sarri’s first choice striker, but it’s a battle none has won.
At some point this season, Giroud was ahead of Morata, but Morata picked form afterwards and was Sarri’s first choice.
However, Morata’s fine form seems to have dropped again and he was harshly criticised in the 3-1 defeat against Tottenham.
Giroud who came in as a second half substitute against Spurs scored Chelsea’s consolation goal, and he also bagged a brace in the following game against PAOK. The 31-year-old got the nod against Fulham on Sunday after overcoming his goal drought and finding new form.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s clash between Chelsea and Wolves at the Molineux Stadium, Sarri has another decision to make over the two strikers.
It seems Sarri will settle for Giroud again, as he said about Morata: “Alvaro has scored four or five goals in the last seven matches. I cannot see a big problem.
“Alvaro in every season scores 15 or 16 goals, not more. I hope more this season, but at the moment we are on his average. I can give him confidence. I can speak with him every week. Then, on the pitch, you are alone.”