Alvaro Morata missed an open goal sitter for Chelsea in their FA cup match against Nottingham Forest despite it being ruled out for offside. Twitter still had a field day with the embattled Spanish forward.
Chelsea dispatched of Championship club Nottingham Forest courtesy of 2 well taken goals from Alvaro Morata, but Twitter was still rather unforgiving towards the Spanish forward after he made an absolute meal of a chance from 3 yards out.
Morata ended up scoring in the 49th and the 59th minutes in the second half, both set up by delicious crosses from Callum Hudson-Odoi. But it was his howler – which was offside in any case – that stole the headlines.
Morata has not enjoyed a fruitful stay at Chelsea, scoring only 24 goals in 72 appearances for the club since he joined the club last season. And if reports are to be believed, he may be on his way out of the club in January itself, joining AC Milan in a swap deal with Gonzalo Higuain – a player that Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is a keen admirer of.
And despite his match winning heroics, Twitter chose to focus on his blatant miss and trolled the 26 year old forward mercilessly.
You can see the video of his miss below:
The CHOsen One! No, this is not a mistake. It happened AGAIN!
Hudson-Odoi is single-handedly saving Morata. Wow.
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) January 5, 2019
Madrid really robbed Chelsea blind with morata.
Then loaned them another lemon with Kovacic
So Chelsea revenged with courtois.
3 deals , All round sadness
— kenna (@kennagq) January 5, 2019
How did the sperm that formed Morata not miss the egg pic.twitter.com/kwbXPWpm1D
— Brother Seun (@Bruhvaseun) January 5, 2019
General reminder that Morata somehow cost real human money. pic.twitter.com/Jxgk7XylOT
— Dylan Walsh (@dylanwalsh_) January 5, 2019
Forest fans to Morata: "You're just a shit Daryl Murphy"
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) January 5, 2019
So we have two problematic strikers- Morata and Giroud- and somehow, my club thinks the best thing to do is to get Cavani pic.twitter.com/P5Vc05kJFw
— no one you follow (@Trillsamm) January 6, 2019
My delusion is real, but so is my ambition.
— َ (@CarefreeEdition) January 6, 2019
Alvaro Morata scores 2. Still looks Depressed. Ignores Sarri and walks down the Tunnel.
Thank you for some good memories but it’s time you leave.
— Pys (@CFCPys) January 5, 2019
THIS IS WHY HUDSON ODOI IS WORTH £40mil!
The guy can do the impossible and make Morata score! His delivery down the right is 10x better than anything we've seen down that side all season!!!
— NiiNiiFC-BlueLionsTV (@NiiNiiFC) January 5, 2019
Incredible vision from Morata. Row Z was not even in the frame, yet he still manages to find it. pic.twitter.com/AtvlBsHGQq
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 5, 2019
😬 Offside, but this is vintage Morata… pic.twitter.com/AjdfEJiEwz
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) January 5, 2019
— Morata Skills (@MorataSkills) January 5, 2019
Morata is forever canceled. 😫😭pic.twitter.com/6k1cFW9KIf
— Akorede J. Ayanbisi (@iam_Bussmarn) January 5, 2019
Things’ll get better, Alvaro Morata… Maybe 👀 pic.twitter.com/Bqea59k0E6
— Marathonbet (@marathonbet) January 5, 2019
World class Morata 😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/kogzjyGaqv
— 541sports (@541sports) January 5, 2019
Salah – One season wonder
Hazard – Half Season wonder
Morata – I wonder
Lukaku – Steve Wonder
Benzema – No wonder
T. Courtois – Wonder Woman
Giroud – Wonders Shall Never end.
Sanchez – I wonder How I wonder Why I wonder Where
— CHEF Rhona 🍲🔪🥄🍽️ 🇺🇬 (@RhonerhT) January 5, 2019
If Morata bottles a Fabregas pass through on goal, he gets loaned to Nottingham Forest.
Not the club. The Forest. 🤷♂️
— Mateo ⚡ (@KlassyKovacic) January 5, 2019
— Dominic120594 (@Dominic120594) January 5, 2019
I know strikers don't enjoy missing chances or barren spells, but Morata doesn't even seem to enjoy scoring for Chelsea anymore #cfc
— Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) January 5, 2019
— Dan Quarterman (@FanZoneDan) January 5, 2019
— Nathan Fletcher (@Nathan_CTR) January 5, 2019
— That Mech Kid ! (@r3al___AJ) January 5, 2019
Fabregas finds Morata who is through on goal, but instead of staying on his feet to try and score, he goes down. He’ll never learn.
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) January 5, 2019
Chelsea 2 – 0 Nothingham Forest
Sai Baba Morata scored a brace today
He knows how to show force and oppress small opposition clubs like Deji and Dino
But when it comes to tackling our security challenges at the Premiership level, he is no where to be found.
— Ebube The Statesman (@akaebube) January 5, 2019
Morata actually scored pic.twitter.com/sqVOmiKI2w
— ⚒️Zakk⚒️ (@CamxNaldo) January 5, 2019
— Mac Chidula (@MacChidula) January 6, 2019