Burnley 0-4 Chelsea: 5 Talking Points and Tactical Analysis, Premier League 2018/19
#2 Morata is clearly a confidence player
Alvaro Morata broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute to put Chelsea ahead. Ross Barkley set him up with a beautiful through-ball. Now, rewind 20 minutes and analyse his performance.
The Spaniard lost the ball on three occasions while trying to have a feel of it, misplaced a simple pass and never dropped his shoulders to go goal-side. He also went down too softly, many would argue.
However, after his well-crafted goal on the back of a clinical finish, the 26-year-old looked a completely different player on the pitch. All of a sudden, he made a couple of outstanding runs off Tarkowski and Mee, linked up play much better and looked far more composed on the ball.
He also tested Hart once on the volley and wrong-footed a Claret shirt to almost double the lead. Although he should have converted at least one of those chances, signs looked promising.
Chelsea's most expensive striker proved what he's got under his belt with a fine first-half staging. If he can find this rhythm more consistently, Morata will surely replicate the form he was in at the start of last season.