Antonio Conte sends message to Alvaro Morata over his poor form at Chelsea

Alvaro Morata has not scored for Chelsea in 2018 (Picture: Getty)

Antonio Conte believes Alvaro Morata must work diligently and have patience before he can return to his scintillating best at Chelsea.

Morata, 25, had a barnstorming start to life at Chelsea after completing a high-profile move to Stamford Bridge last summer but the Spaniard’s form has dried up his recent weeks.

The striker has been struggling with a persistent back problem and has not found the net for Chelsea since the side’s 2-0 victory over Brighton on Boxing Day.

Olivier Giroud’s arrival in January has provided further competition for a starting spot in Chelsea’s attack and Conte has urged Morata to show a positive… Read the full story

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