Chelsea continue to be linked with a move to make Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri their new manager if they choose to sack Antonio Conte this summer, and Blues fans are excited to see striker Alvaro Morata, who earns £150,000-a-week according to The Times, potentially work under the Italian following a difficult debut campaign.
Despite winning the FA Cup by beating Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday, Conte’s future is firmly up in the air after the west London outfit’s miserable Premier League title defence saw them end the campaign in fifth, missing out on Champions League qualification.
Meanwhile, big things were expected of Morata as he arrived from Real Madrid last summer as a replacement for Diego Costa, but he often struggled for success on the pitch and scored a disappointing 15 goals in 48 appearances in all competitions.
Chelsea supporters, who are also desperate to see a £170m overhaul of their frontline this summer that would leave Eden Hazard delighted, have been quick to have their say on the potential link-up between the Spaniard and Sarri via social media, and while one said “Morata gonna explode next season under Sarri”, another said “Morata would thrive in a Sarri team”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Morata gonna explode next season under Sarri https://t.co/h32ntOhZtp
— Sumeet (@l8mpxrd) May 22, 2018
Morata’s actually gonna succeed in a 4-3-3 under Sarri where quick passes, cruical touches and pace is required. Just needs to be clinical in front of goal.
— Adnan (@SimpIyKante) May 22, 2018
Morata is a lethal striker. Remeber we only needed Costa to score 20 league goals in 16/17. Morata very much capable of more under Sarri. I'd say we need Bailey, SMS/Jorginho and Koulibaly/Alderweireld.
— EdenHazardous (@EdenHazardous8) May 21, 2018
If Sarri comes in I would keep Morata for another season as he will have more chances in attack.
— Absolute Azpi (@AzpiAddicted) May 21, 2018
Hazard – Morata – Martial
You can dream🤤🔥
— Brad (@Brad_Clapham) May 21, 2018
— Callum (@callumdmorgan8) May 20, 2018
Need to see a fit Morata under Sarri man, I’m so sure he’ll bang.
— ChelsFinest (@ChelsFinest) May 20, 2018
I still dont know how i feel about Sarri. I dont think we have the players to play his style. I think we will need to invest in the squad. Lewi up front would be great but with our over 30s policy i cant see it happening. However Morata would thrive in a Sarri team.
— Stephen (@StephenTorq) May 23, 2018