Chelsea came from behind to pick up a vitally important English Premier League victory on Saturday, eventually overcoming Watford 4-2 in a pulsating match at Stamford Bridge.
After losing their last two league fixtures, today’s match was heading in a similarly disastrous direction for manager Antonio Conte, who saw his side go a goal behind after Abdoulate Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra put the visitors in front, cancelling out an early Pedro opener.
The Italian manager made an important change on the hour mark with Michy Batshuayi coming on for the ineffective Alvaro Morata to bang in a late double, with Cesar Azpilicueta scoring the vital third in between.
It was a win full of spirit that could turn around the recent poor form of the current champions and see them push on in the race for the title.
While fans were obviously pleased with the win, they weren’t pleased with striker Morata, who laboured to do anything in the match at all before he was hauled off for super sub Batshuayi.
The summer signing has scored seven goals since joining the club but has now gone three matches without netting.
Fans are now looking for more from him, believing he wasn’t standing up to the physical challenge of Watford well enough.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his performance…
Morata was bullied out today @moyodre1 I hope you can see what I was talking about on radio the other day
— jaiye (@mr_jaiyee) October 21, 2017
Prob a good sub to be honest. Morata not made any impact #CFC
— Sophie Rose (@SophieRoseUTC) October 21, 2017
Someone needs to tell Morata that he’s not getting those free-kicks. Sooner he realises it, the better. Going down too easy.
— Garry Hayes (@garryhayes) October 21, 2017
Morata had a bad game, nothing came off for him. Michy was excellent, thats how he has to play from now on, the bar has been set…#CFC
— MXTTé BLVKK (@mxtteblakk) October 21, 2017
Morata should try to avoid falling all the time, maybe some more time in the gym…
Kante is sorely missed af!
— Odejayi I. Oluyomi (@Yurmeh) October 21, 2017
We got lucky. Hazard was invisible again and Morata had one of those games which made you miss Costa. Subs showed a bit of fight, unlike most of the players on the pitch. #CFC
— Mo-Mo (@ImaginaryCard) October 21, 2017
Morata played his worst game for Chelsea. Bakayoko bad. Fabregas?(again). But somehow #CFC won all three points when Watford deserved them.
— Joe Lago (@joelago) October 21, 2017
Morata was getting bullied today Batshuayi came on and showed good strength to get that last goal #CFC
— Chelsea4life.com (@Chelsea4lifeCom) October 21, 2017