CHELSEA manager Maurizio Sarri has a ‘big problem’ with striker Alvaro Morata.
That’s according to pundit Craig Burley who thinks the Spain international looks out of sorts.
Morata could be in line to start for Chelsea tomorrow when they take on Liverpool in the Premier League (5.30pm).
The Blues will look to beat the Reds for the second time in a week after dumping them out of the Carabao Cup.
Eden Hazard came off the bench to score a stunning individual effort at Anfield.
But Burley thinks Sarri somehow has to get Morata firing again.
“He was given an opportunity and he was hopeless again, absolutely hopeless,” he explained on ESPN FC.
“I just can’t fathom this guy out. He led the line for Real Madrid and Juventus, played in the Champions League final, played for Spain and just looks as if he’s completely lost.
“Do you know what he reminds me of? Do you remember when Chelsea paid £50m for Fernando Torres?
“Torres in his time at Liverpool was an absolutely wonderful player but he wasn’t that player when Chelsea signed him.
“I was at Chelsea a few times during Torres’ period and the fans were almost kind of laughing at him falling over.
“He was taking the ball for a run, he’d be tripping over and losing his balance.
“He just looked out of sorts. That’s how Morata looks to me.
“Morata can get this back because he’s at a much younger stage of his career than Torres was then.
“It is a big problem for Chelsea because you can’t just keep saying to Eden Hazard and one or two others ‘carry the team’.
“You can’t go through a full domestic and European season as they are with a striker who’s struggling.
“And if Olivier Giroud doesn’t come in and fill that gap then it’s going to be a huge problem.”
Morata has scored just once this season so far.