Under performing Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has received the support of team mate Antonio Rudiger, who claims the Spaniard will bounce back from his dip in form and start scoring goals again.

Morata seems to be feeling the pressure after his £58 million summer arrival to Stamford Bridge. He got off to a flying start scoring seven goals in eight games, but his confidence has since dropped and it has caused doubt amongst the Chelsea faithful.

But the former Real Madrid man keeps the support of his team mates, and defender Antonio Rudiger had this to say about the 25-year old.

“As a striker it’s normal that you want to score. Of course there are times when the head is down a little bit. But all i will say to him is ‘continue to work for the team as you always do and the luck will come again’. I’m not worried about him.

The German international has established himself well since his £34 million summer arrival from Roma, and has already become a fans favourite. However, the same might not be said about Morata, as reportedly pockets of supporters showed their frustrations at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening after another poor showing.

Rudiger though doubts this subject “I don’t know this. I just know the whole team is with him and I think all the fans are with him. It’s just a difficult period for him. Sometimes there are spells when you score and you don’t score, but his effort for the team is good and he always tries. If he scores again, everything will be fine”.

Chelsea will go back to Arsenal for the second leg of the Carabao Cup after the two sides played out a stalemate. But Rudiger believes that Morata can fire the blues into the Final.

“Can he win the second leg against Arsenal for us? Definitely. We saw it in the last round against Bournemouth. He had one chance and scored. When he does this again, everything will be OK”.

Morata will have another chance to start scoring again at Stamford Bridge, as his team face Leicester City in the Premier League at 3pm.

Simon Phillips





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