Chelsea fans rip into ‘useless’ Alvaro Morata after Manchester United draw
Chelsea earned a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Manchester United on Saturday – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter singled out centre-forward Alvaro Morata for criticism following his performance.
The Blues were saved by an injury-time equaliser from Ross Barkley at Stamford Bridge, as his goal preserved Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League and temporarily moved them to the top of the table.
Antonio Rudiger had put Maurizio Sarri’s side in front in the first-half with a powerful header, but they conceded twice to Anthony Martial in the second period.
There will be huge positives to take from a late comeback against a top-six rival, but also plenty for the manger to take away and work on.
Morata got the nod ahead of Olivier Giroud in the starting XI at the weekend and he struggled to show his quality, before eventually being substituted off.
The 25-year-old has three goals in 12 games across all competitions this season and is struggling to fill the role as a prolific striker for the Blues.
He struggled a lot to hold the ball up against Man United’s centre-backs, while he lacked the quality and composure in front of goal to make a serious difference.
A selection of Chelsea fans on social media were quick to rip into the Spain international after he his performance.
Here is some of the tweets on Morata’s performance:
— Bagavath (@bagyball) October 20, 2018
Giroud is coming on.. at 79′ a bit late to rescue. Morata was useless.. #CFC
— Askar (@Ahmed_A_Askar) October 20, 2018
I’ve given up on Morata. What a shambles of a player. The moment he receives the ball, he goes down. The moment he tries to take the ball away of a player, he goes down. #CFC
— Danny (@DPChels) October 20, 2018
The Chelsea team plays in such a way that starting Morata upfront makes the whole forward line redundant.
— Abdullah (@a2_cfc) October 20, 2018
Morata should be benched for the rest of his life. #CFC
— Bruno Khanyile (@BrunoKhanyile) October 20, 2018
I hope Morata leaves ASAP
— BTEC Chris Pratt (@Joel_CFC05) October 20, 2018
Morata doing my nut in.
— Mark (@MarkB67cfc) October 20, 2018
Genuinely playing with 10 men because any pass to Morata results in a turnover of possession
— Ollie (@BehanCFC) October 20, 2018