Alvaro Morata has missed a series of golden opportunities in Chelsea’s winless run
By Sean O’Brien – @sean_obrien8
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Ex-Chelsea winger Joe Cole believes Alvaro Morata is having a great first season in the Premier League and will shortly return to form.
The club-record signing got off to a flier but has just two goals in his last nine appearances with some lacklustre finishing along the way.
But Cole, who won three league titles with the Blues, thinks the Spaniard has too much quality to continue this barren run in front of goal.
He said: “Morata has missed a few chances but he’s scored a lot of goals for his first season.
“He’s done very well, he’s a great player.
“If you look at how much Real Madrid are missing him as well – sometimes you play your best games when you’re not there.”
Antonio Conte is under pressure after his side failed to win their previous three games, but Cole believes this is just part and parcel of being a top manager.
“I personally think Conte’s doing a great job,” he continued.
“I’ve watched them a lot over the last month. They look solid; they don’t look like they’re going to concede.
“Strikers have a few weeks where they just can’t score and then bang, they’re back to normal, you’re winning games and you’re turning one point into three points.”
The 36-year-old is confident this is a momentary blip for his former side and that a change in fortunes is just around the corner.
He added: “I think this’ll all blow over in the next few weeks.
“A good win at Arsenal in the Carabao Cup and then they’ve got another cup final to look forward to.
“No one there is panicking. It’s early days for all that.”