Chelsea boss told to take care of star man for one key reason

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has his hands full at the minute, managing the club and their notoriously demanding owner, and right after rumours started to swirl over David Luiz’s future, Conte is now being told to watch out for Alvaro Morata.

That’s because the forward is key to the Blues, and with the departure of Diego Costa, is the only world class forward the majority of Chelsea fans believe they have – and it seems that should Morata get injured again, Chelsea’s season will stall, and that’s not something Antonio Conte will want.

That’s according to Garth Crooks, who took a break from criticising players for their haircuts to offer his thoughts on Morata.

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“Chelsea will need to wrap Morata in cotton wool in order to get him through a Premier League season,” Crooks explained to BBC Sport.

“Fixtures during the Christmas and New Year periods can make or break a team, not to mention a player’s form, and Morata looks more like a thoroughbred stallion than a Hereford bull. 

“That said, Conte is no pushover and his response to leaving David Luiz, arguably his best player last season, out of the line-up against United, proves he is in no mood to take any nonsense from any of his players and expects complete and total commitment from everyone regardless of their perceived status.

“I think Morata is a very different personality to Luiz, but if Conte wants to win the title that already appears to be slipping away, he has to manage all his players all the time regardless of their personality.”

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