Rudiger backs Morata to find form

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is confident that teammate Alvaro Morata will soon bounce back from his recent slump in form and start scoring freely again.

11/01/2018 - 14:30 -

Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger is confident that teammate Alvaro Morata will soon bounce back from his recent slump in form and start scoring freely again.

Morata made an instant impact after completing his move from Real Madrid in the off-season, scoring six goals in his first six Premier League appearances. 

However, the Spaniard has scored only once in his last five league games and was unable to find the back of the net in the League Cup semi-final first-leg clash at home against Arsenal on Wednesday.

"As a striker it's normal that you want to score," Rudiger told Standard Sport. "Of course, there are times when the head is down a little bit.

"But all I will say to him is 'to continue, to work for the team as you always do and the luck will come again'. I'm not worried about him.

"I don't know this (if the home crowd were getting on his back against Arsenal). I just know the whole team is with him and I think all the fans are with him. 

"It's just a difficult period for him and I hope the best for him. Sometimes there are spells when you score and don't score, but his effort for the team is good and he always tries. If he scores again, everything will be fine.

"Can he win the second leg against Arsenal for us? Definitely. We saw it in the last round against Bournemouth. He had one chance and scored. When he does this again, everything will be okay."

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