- Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has hit a lull in his goalscoring over recent weeks
- He missed the game against Huddersfield, although he was carrying a knock
- But he has now revealed he has looked to Didier Drogba for inspiration
- He also suggested his heading prowess comes from his childhood trampoline
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has turned to club legend Didier Drogba to boost his form in front of goal.
The former Real Madrid man began his life in England in blistering form, scoring six goals in his first seven games, but his goal return has dropped off in recent weeks.
He has only scored once in his last five games and was rested by manager Antonio Conte for the game against Huddersfield on Tuesday, although in part that was due to a minor back problem.
Alvaro Morata has been frustrated in front of goal recently for Chelsea after a dip in form
But he says that he has been studying Didier Drogba as he looks to improve his form
Morata has now revealed that he has been studying footage of Drogba since he arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer and still watches him for tips.
‘I put it on at home so I improve with Didier,’ he told Chelsea’s club magazine.
And he has also revealed why he is so deadly in the air – six of his goals this campaign have come from headers.
Morata also revealed his heading prowess comes from owning a trampoline as a kid
‘When I was seven or eight, I got a trampoline. My dad used to say to me all the time, “come on with the head” and then pass the ball to me as I jumped.
‘I really think it’s helped my heading game because I practiced this all the time with my dad.
‘I found it funny when I was little to jump high and head or kick the ball, but it helped me for the future as well because the aerial game is one of my good points.’