While he still may not be a favourite among Chelsea fans, Alvaro Morata has been in good form recently.
Before Sunday’s game, the Spaniard had scored four goals in his last four league games.
But yesterday saw him revert back to some of his bad habits that seem to plague his game.
Despite being six foot two inches tall, Morata is manhandled by defenders too easily and seems to spend the majority of the game on the floor.
And when he doesn’t get the decision he thinks he deserves, he complains to the referee and sulks around afterwards.
Morata’s poor body language doesn’t endear himself to Chelsea fans and can frustrate his teammates as well.
Not only that, but Morata was consistently offside yesterday, including when he thought he’d broken the deadlock late in the second half.
Chelsea spent a large of money on the Spaniard and hopes were high that Maurizio Sarri could get him firing.
And although it looks like Sarri has helped him, these types of displays from Morata are too frequently occurring.
So, here’s how Chelsea fans reacted to Morata’s petulant display against Everton:
Somebody teach Morata about offside please
— ً (@TheGreatAzpi) November 11, 2018
Chelsea – Everton thoughts:
– Good approach from Everton
– Jorginho tired from 90 on Thursday
– Kanté struggled but don’t overreact
– Kovačić solid
– Rüdiger is the sh*t
– Alonso attacked well
– Morata loves the ground
– Willian’s decision making = Poor
– Hazard good, not great
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) November 11, 2018
Sarri smokes 100 cigars a day but it'll be Morata who kills him 😢 #CHEEVE
— Petterson✌️ (@Gachuguh) November 11, 2018
Unforgivable performance from Morata today. One of the worst I’ve ever seen. This is why I refuse to get too high when he’s in good form now. Constant diving, constant offsides, brainless footballer. Sell him in January. Get Batshuayi back. Had enough. #CHEEVE
— Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) November 11, 2018
Morata was born offside
— Andy Castell (@AJ3) November 11, 2018
Recommend Morata spends the international break learning the offside rule.
— Mark Worrall (@gate17marco) November 11, 2018