Chelsea have reportedly been linked with a move for Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri if they choose to sack Antonio Conte this summer, and Blues fans think that Alvaro Morata, rated at £59.5m by Transfermarkt, would improve and finally reach his potential under the 59-year-old after a difficult debut campaign with the west London outfit.
The 24-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer as Diego Costa’s replacement, but while he did score 15 goals in 47 appearances in all competitions, he often struggled to make an impact in games and was heavily criticised by his own fans on Twitter for some of his displays.
Meanwhile, Sarri is known for his attacking style of play and trusting in his forwards, and the Italian would perhaps feel that he could finally get the best out of the Spaniard.
Chelsea supporters were quick to discuss the potential link-up between the two via social media, and while one said “he will do bits under Sarri”, another said “Morata will be a beast under him”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
LOOOL Ak next season He will do bits under Sarri Mark my words his just settling in he was only 24 when he joined us and it's his first time being main striker.
— BigKaz 🇩🇲🇬🇩 (@Big_Kaz1) May 16, 2018
I agree, I think next season under Sarri we are gonna see a whole new beast in Morata.
— micele_leita (@MiceleLeita) May 15, 2018
Morata can play Mertens role. I dont think he Will leave
— Kristian Zrilić (@zrile09) May 15, 2018
May be a Sarri can get Morata firing again. Just hoping that we get a few first preference signings and not the left over Barkleys and Drinkwaters. Lot of deadwood in the squad. Need a clearance sale. Luiz, Barkley, Drinkwater etc. Cahill has also had a torrid time.
— FPL_SkinnyPanda (@justmihir) May 15, 2018
I'd give Morata 1 more season to prove himself. 1st season in the PL, 1st season as the main striker & in a defensive side under a boring coach. He'll shine under someone like Sarri! Bare in mind, it took Drogba a few seasons to really shine!
— Luke (@LukeCFC_1905) May 14, 2018
We've got Tammy, Michy and don't forget the grooming power of Sarri, Morata will be a beast under him
— Mystery in© (@uzumakiadel) May 14, 2018