Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has labelled Alvaro Morata’ strike against Southampton as the best he’s seen since taking over the reigns in the summer.
The Spaniard, who’s notched the winner for the Blues in a Europa League tie on Thursday, came on in place of Olivier Giroud and scored a fine team goal to make it 3-0 for the West Londoners at the St Mary’s Stadium on Sunday.
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Chelsea had turned into an efficient winning machine under Antonio Conte, but it appears that his successor has already effected a stylistic change despite being in charge for less than three months.
For now at least, ‘Sarrismo’ seems to be working as the West Londoners find themselves tied for points with Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League table.
City are ahead, due to a superior goal difference, while Liverpool are third and the Blues are sandwiched between the two sides.
Chelsea have scored 18 goals in 8 games this season, with City (21) and Arsenal (19) the only sides to have more in the goals for column.
While Alvaro Morata’s return to form has been a welcome boost ahead of the second international break, Eden Hazard has been the man to watch as the Belgian has been in terrific nick ever since the season began.
The Belgian scored the opener against the Saints and setup Morata for the third and final goal to cap off a brilliant evening for the team and for himself.