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Morata Scores!

By Gary Watton
March 18 2018

Chelsea achieved another cup triumph at Leicester City and in so doing progressed yet again to the FA Cup semi finals where they will take on Southampton for a place in the final. It was the forgotten men of Morata and cup specialist Pedro who scored the all-important goals. The latter headed home from a cross from the excellent Kante to record a depressingly rare goal from a Chelsea substitute. Earlier Alvaro Morata ran on to an exquisite through ball from Willian and delightfully stroked the ball beyond Schmeichel in an effort reminiscent of his less accurate attempt at Arsenic back in early January.

Maybe just maybe the champions of England can kick on from here and finish the season with a flourish. However there remains the abiding concern that this team struggles to score goals and struggles to keep clean sheets. Consequently it is going to be difficult to finish in the top four and/or to lift the FA Cup unless the team becomes more free-scoring and/or more defensively solid. Nevertheless this was a morale-boosting victory to take into April when London derbies and a Wembley semi final lie in wait.

 

Leicester City 1 CHELSEA 2; half time: 0-1; full time: 1-1

CHELSEA goal scorers: Morata; Pedro

CHELSEA: Caballero; Christensen; Rudiger; Azpilicueta; Kante; Alonso; Bakayoko; Moses; Morata; Willian; Hazard. Used substitutes: Fabregas; Pedro; Cahill; Giroud

 

CHELSEA leading scorers:

Hazard fifteen

Morata thirteen

Willian thirteen

Batshuayi ten

Alonso seven

Pedro six

Bakayoko three

Rudiger three

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