CHELSEA striker Alvaro Morata will score 25 goals this season under the guidance of Gianfranco Zola.
That’s according to Blues legend Dennis Wise.
The Spaniard arrived at Stamford Bridge from Real Madrid last summer and despite an impressive start to the season, he struggled to maintain his form and eventually found game time limited under Antonio Conte.
Morata was heavily linked with a move away during the transfer window but after Sarri failed in his efforts to lure Gonzalo Higuain to the club, Morata vowed to stay and fight for his place.
Sarri is looking to guide Chelsea back into the top four following a disappointing final campaign under Conte.
The Blues finished fifth in the Premier League and failed to qualify for the Champions League.
Sarri has brought in Zola as part of his coaching setup to help his strikers rediscover their prolific touch.
And Wise believes the Italian’s attention to detail and insistence on adapting their playing style means the Chelsea hierarchy will be more patient with him than with managers of the past.
“You look at the other clubs that are at the top and you look at the goalscorers,” he exclusively told Starsport.
“That’s something at the moment where we need something. By bringing Gianfranco in I think is fantastic I think it’s a wonderful idea.
“That’s why I think Sarri will probably be here a lot longer than normal managers if I’m honest.
“I think there’s a new style that wants to be played at Chelsea and I think he will be given that time to instill that style because it doesn’t happen overnight.
“And I think with Gianfranco, I think he will help Morata in maybe being able to ge to that top level.
“As in regarding getting to that 20, 25 goal tally because I think that is really important for Chelsea to get to that.
“I think defensively they do well. The others around normally score goals, they normally get between 10 and 15.
“I’m talking about Willian and Hazard and people like that and getting someone that can get that 25 goals a season would be helpful.
“It’s going to be interesting to see how it does pan itself out.”
Chelsea return to action on Saturday as they welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge.