The Spanish striker has endured a bit of a miserable season since joining the Blues last summer, despite starting brightly for Antonio Conte’s men.
He’s been on the bench for the last three matches running after suffering a back injury, and he was left among the substitutes for tonight’s Champions League last-16 first-leg tie.
With the match evenly poised at 1-1 following goals from Willian and Messi, Conte turned to Morata to try and sneak a late winner, and take an advantage to the Nou Camp in the second-leg.
The 25-year-old was brought on with around 20 minutes to go but rather than cause the Barca defence problems, he looked absolutely anonymous, and provided very little during his cameo.
His underwhelming display certainly wasn’t missed by the club’s frustrated supporters:
poor decision to bring morata on ?
— Amy (@AmyJadeWelham) February 20, 2018
— Mide (@mideolukoya) February 20, 2018
Morata is actually the biggest waste of money ever absolutely garbage
— jack duffy (@jackduffy705) February 20, 2018
MORATA CAME ON FOR NO REASON #CHEBAR
— legend (@thegodlymc) February 20, 2018
The more I see of Morata the more I hope we will sell him.
— The Cec' Pitt (@MylesPaynter) February 20, 2018
— Elvero Hazorata (@father_liberty) February 20, 2018
We've looked fucking poor since Morata came on….why not Giroud…???
— Colin Silvester (@tremcol48) February 20, 2018
Morata has been useless we need to cut our losses and sell in the summer hasn't done anything noteworthy in 2018
— Black Satoshi (@GenieDons) February 20, 2018
Morata and Bakayoko must be biggest disappointment for CFC ffs look how he is awful
— A_M_TT (@A_Hazard_Jr) February 20, 2018
What contribution has Morata made to this game?
— Mimz (@damyna) February 20, 2018
— Ebony (@Realistic_Ebony) February 20, 2018
Prime shit Torres > morata
— jb ✨ (@tbjake14) February 20, 2018
Giroud > Morata
— Neves (@Nevess17) February 20, 2018
Should Morata be given more time to adapt to a foreign country before he’s criticised like this? Or is it reasonable to expect a player of his quality to have an impact in the biggest matches?
What do you think?