His two goals in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday took his tally to five, kept Chelsea in touch with the Premier League leaders Manchester City, and earned qualified praise from Maurizio Sarri, the Chelsea manager, who...
"Morata has played very often in the last period".
Chelsea FC have won the Premier League title in two of the past four seasons, but the Blues have also failed to qualify for the Champions League in two of their last three campaigns to highlight their inconsistency.
Cesc Fabregas pulled out with a fever yesterday morning, so Brazilian Jorginho is expected to continue in midfield. The most important thing is that we need to be prepared so what happened to Liverpool doesn't happen to us.
While speaking to reporters, the 29-year-old Spaniard explained that Chelsea can not afford to drop points if they want to go ahead of Manchester City, "It's in our hands".
While Pep Guardiola was keen to write off the prospect of more records being broken this time around, on the back of accruing a staggering 100 points in 2017-18, it could be argued that City are even stronger this season.
Oliver Giroud is available again after recovering from a leg injury and could replace Morata in Sarri's starting XI.
There is no disputing the fact that Eden Hazard has been the Premier League's outstanding player of the season so far. "This is one of the best teams in Europe and to be in a group with PSG, Napoli and Liverpool is hard for us". It's better for him and easier to stay fit with two or three training sessions than only with matches.
'Sometimes it is better to rest than always play.
"I don't know, I don't know", Sarri said in the post-match press conference when he was asked if his side can keep up with Manchester City.
Ander Herrera came on as a second half substitute to add bite to what had been a previously lackluster Manchester United midfield and help to inspire a 2-1 win away to Bournemouth which came thanks to an injury-time goal from Marcos Rashford.
The 30-year-old has moved ahead of Les Ferdinand, who notched 149 in his career, to join an exclusive club now featuring nine players.