Blues legend Dennis Wise stuns Chelsea fans as Morata tipped to help Sarri win Premier League
Chelsea legend Dennis Wise has tipped Spanish striker Alvaro Morata to help lead hid former club to the Premier League title.
Morata was signed by Antonio Conte last summer for a fee of around £70 million, as the immediate replacement for Diego Costa, who helped the Blues win the Premier League title just a few months before.
However, he did not adapt to the pace and physicality of the Premier League as many expected and only ended the season with 15-goals, which ultimately caused Conte to delve into his transfer kitty last January and acquire the services of Olivier Giroud from Arsenal for a fee of £16 million.
And after seeing his place on the plane to the World Cup get taken away from him, the 25-year old was then linked with a bug money move back to Serie A football with AC Milan and Juventus, who were reportedly both ready to pay the £53 million Chelsea demanded.
But Morata has vowed to stay and fight for his place under new boss Maurizio Sarri, and Wise insists there’s no reason why Sarri can’t lead them to Premier League glory if the Spanish striker regains his goal-scoring touch.
“Why not?” he exclusively told Starsport.
“If we can get Morata getting his shooting boots on then why not? We’ve got some quality, we really have got some quality.
“I think with Gianfranco he will help Morata in maybe being able to get to that top level.
“As in regarding getting to that 20, 25 goal tally because I think that is really important for Chelsea to get to that.
“I wouldn’t write them off for sure. But I think if you want to be looking at where Chelsea want to be, they’ll want to be getting into the Champions League.”
Morata is regarded as one of the best young strikers in world football and should be scoring more goals than 90 per cent of the other forward in the Premier League.
But if he doesn’t adapt to the style of Sarri’s play, then it could once again lead to speculation that he will depart the club, as nobody wants to have a £70 million forward in the squad that cannot score.