Mauricio Sarri’s men were expected to brush aside their opponents in tonight’s group stage clash, even without some of their big-name players included in the starting line-up.
What a chance for Alvaro Morata…
1 goal in his last 17 Chelsea appearances 👀
Olivier Giroud's reaction says it all… pic.twitter.com/ReqwZCHKsy
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 4, 2018
But Vidi showed they weren’t there to be simply rolled over, and enjoyed several decent chances in the first-half particularly.
In fact, it took Chelsea until the 70th minute to break the deadlock, with former Real Madrid and Juventus forward Morata eventually coming up with the good in-front of goal:
Alvaro Morata get’s his second goal of the season, after a brilliant ball from Fabregas. pic.twitter.com/heUJe32Gt8
— • (@Chelsea_Related) October 4, 2018
Remarkably, for a player who cost around £65 million, that’s only Morata’s second goal of the season in all competitions, but could the Europa League be used as a platform to show Sarri he really is an elite forward?
What do you think?