Tags Posts tagged with "striker"

striker

by -

Chelsea are considering to end Tammy Abraham loan at Aston Villa and bring him back to Stamford Bridge during this winter transfer window.

The England Under-21s international has 11 goals in 14 appearances since dropping down for a second stint in the second tier.

The Mirror reports that Chelsea can bring Abraham back to Stamford Bridge in January should they wish and integrate him into their first-team squad for the second part of the season.

However, a separate report carried by the Birmingham Mail suggests that Villa are confident the Blues will respect the season-long loan agreement.

Villa coach assistant John Terry maintains a strong working relationship with Chelsea, which the West Midlands outfit hope will help them in their quest to keep Abraham in place until next summer.

by -

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has claimed he’s willing to fight for his place after struggling in this start of the season.

The World Champion has played down talk of a January exit, and made it clear he’s set to fight for his place.

“I feel like it is as if we are where we were several months ago when I was being asked the same questions before the World Cup,” claimed the French forward, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Arsenal last January.

“I don’t need to put myself under more pressure than that.

“Of course, I am a competitor and I would like more playing time.”

by -

After a difficult start of the season, Alvaro Morata has scored four times in the last five Premier League games and Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri now praises his Spanish striker, not only as a player, but also as a man.

Morata is a quality player, fast and technically gifted”. Sarri said. “He’s a sensible person and the difficulties had hurt him. The results and the quality of our football are positive”.

by -

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has now scored 5 goals in 6 matches and was decisive in the Blues’ victory over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge last time out.

Maurizio Sarri believes the Spaniard could even score more in a near future: “I think so, Alvaro has improved in the last month in confidence and personality.

He has also improved from the technical point of view, now he’s able to play more with the team. He has great physical and technical potential and I think he can improve more”.

“For Alvaro, goals have to be a consequence, he has to play for the team and his team-mates without thinking about goals. That is a consequence of the team and the individual performance. He’s a little bit fragile from the mental point of view but he’s very young and he can improve very fast”.

by -

Eden Hazard praised his team-mate Olivier Giroud after last Saturday’s brilliant game, where the Frenchman served up his first two goals on a plate:

“Olivier’s a target man, maybe the best in the world; I think so,” said the Belgian.

“When he gets the ball he can hold the ball and we can go in deep with him, so for us it’s a pleasure to play with him.

“When Alvaro (Morata) was playing it’s completely different, but they both have great qualities, so I’m happy to have good strikers in the team.

“The game [against Cardiff] was very tough. We knew, especially after the (international) break, it’s always very hard to play a good game because you are all a bit tired, but at the end we got three points. That’s what is important.

“I think, okay, we can play better, we should play better, but we scored four goals and it’s a good game for us.”

In the last Premier League clash Cardiff took a shock lead through defender Sol Bamba‘s tidy finish, as the visitors pulled off a smart training-ground move.

Hazard praised Chelsea for refusing to panic however, with the Blues hitting back quickly to carry a 2-1 lead into half-time.

“After 20 minutes the score was 1-0 for Cardiff, but we just kept playing our football and then, when we have the chance, we need to score, and that’s what we did.

“The manager just wants Chelsea to keep the ball, and then when we can find a solution, we need to find good passes between the lines, like Jorginho, (Mateo) Kovacic and (Cesc) Fabregas can do.

“So, we have a lot of good players, and at the moment we are in confidence, so we shoot, we score. We need to keep this momentum.

“We have a lot of freedom on the pitch, so when we are in this condition we just need to take the ball and try something, and at the moment something happens, so that is very good.

“When I’m on the pitch I’m just trying to create chances, score goals. A hat-trick comes with confidence, so I will try to do more of this.”

by -

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has cited again Antonio Conte’s style of play as one of the reasons of his fickle first season at Stamford Bridge.

Speaking to Spanish radio Cadena Ser he was asked about whether he enjoys life under Maurizio Sarri more, he was pretty emphatic in his answer.

“Yes, yes, yes. For me, yes,” he replied.

Morata also went into his injury problems which seemed to go under the radar.

He explained that he should have taken time off instead of forcing himself to play through it:

“A player they pay for can’t finish the season with 15 goals. People think we’re machines.

“If I had stopped for three months, I would have come back with a clear head, but I was professional and I wanted to give everything.

“If I could go back, I would stop for two months.

“I was in pain, I went to Germany to see the doctor, paying for private planes.

“People believe the false life of Instagram, what it shows you; they thought I was at home with my wife.

“Someday, I’ll write a book about what I’ve been through.”

by -

Speaking to Tribal FootballChelsea star Eden Hazard has praised his team-mate N’golo Kante.

“We are lucky to have Kanté here on our team. He is intelligent off the field and on the field. We could see this in the first match”. Hazard said.

The French midfielder scored Chelsea’s first goal of the 2018-2019 Premier League campaign and Eden Hazard is now willing to teach him how to score more goals this season.  “He had not played in that position yet but after twenty minutes, he scored”. the Belgian star went on. “If he wants, I’m always there to show him even if I’m not a great finisher either but I think I’m a little better than him anyway.”

by -

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has blamed his former boss Antonio Conte for his playing style: according to the Spanish striker, the Italian coach’s direct football was one of the main reason for his inconsistent form in the past campaign:

“For me, it’s easy. I could have gone back to Spain or Italy, all the people believe in me there, but I want to change things here,” said Morata.

“I want to, not for all the haters, but for me and for Chelsea.

“Chelsea gave me everything that I needed and now I have time to give back all that Chelsea give me.

“The most important thing is the way we play. Last season it was direct balls and for me to protect the ball in the air is not my best quality.

“Now I can attack the space, I can play one touch and go in the area for the crosses. It’s better for me.”

Morata admits that Maurizio Sarri‘s playing style is more suitable for his qualities:

“Sarri works with the ball always and when you always have the ball the strikers have more chances.”

Speaking about this season’s goals he said:

“I want to score more than 30 goals, but I would prefer to score 15 or 20 and get the Premier League or one big trophy.”

RANDOM POSTS

Chelsea defender and captain Cesar Azpilicueta made his 300th appearance last evening in the Blues' home victory against Man City at Stamford Bridge, with goals from N'Golo Kante...