Alvaro Morata should start on Sunday to try to kick-start his goal-shy season

Alvaro Morata has become a figure of derision and mockery amongst many fans.

His amazing ability to miss gilt-edged chances astounds Chelsea fans and amuses opposing fans to no end.

But, following Morata’s winner against Mol Vidi in the Europa League on Thursday, he’ll be looking to silence his doubters.

Having only scored once in the Premier League so far this season, Morata was bench by Maurizio Sarri in favour of Olivier Giroud.

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The Spaniard has had to try and make an impact off the bench – a skill that very few strikers can master.

Therefore, he has often cut a very frustrated figure, and his poor body language has fans irritated.

As the old adage goes, Morata just needed one to go in off his backside.

As it turns out, Morata ended his dry spell with a smart finish from close range which handed Chelsea all three points.

And with a game against a leaky Southampton coming up, Sarri should hand Morata a start.

Strikers insist that getting into a flow is a key part of scoring goals, which suggests Morata should continue.

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And for someone whose confidence looks at rock-bottom, Morata needs a run of games and goals.

Therefore, in an attempt to get Morata firing again, Sarri must give the Spaniard a go against the Saints.