Antonio Conte sends harsh message to out-of-form Chelsea summer signing

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Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has sent a firm message to Alvaro Morata after being asked about the striker’s poor recent form in front of goal.

The Spain international, a summer signing from Real Madrid, has not really got going yet this season since swapping the Bernabeu for Stamford Bridge in pre-season.

Chelsea are now on a torrid run of five draws in a row in all competitions, with three of those coming in 0-0 scorelines.

Morata has just two goals in his last eleven appearances for the Blues, and notably missed some glaring opportunities in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the league.

Conte admitted today that he had no obvious answer for the 25-year-old’s current slump, and simply said his team’s finishing could be better.

‘Why? It is difficult to find a response for this question, we created many chances to score,’ Conte is quoted by reporter Nizaar Kinsella when asked about Morata.

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Alvaro Morata is struggling for Chelsea this season

‘We must be honest to tell that maybe our finishing could be better in quality. The quality could be better.’

This seems a thinly-veiled warning to Morata to shape up after letting the side down lately with his weak finishing and lack of composure in promising situations.

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