Former Chelsea player Ruud Gullit believes Eden Hazard and Willian lack faith in Alvaro Morata following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Manchester United
Antonio Rudiger’s 21st-minute opener gave the hosts the lead before an Anthony Martial brace put Chelsea behind.
However, Ross Barkley’s last-gasp equaliser spared Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season at Stamford Bridge.
While the match itself was overshadowed by United boss Jose Mourinho’s clash with Maurizio Sarri’s second assistant coach Marco Ianni, Gullit feels there was another notable aspect of the game.
The Dutchman suggested that Hazard and Willian are deliberately avoiding passing to Morata due to a lack of trust.
“They don’t come into any positions where they create anything for him,” Gullit said on beINSports, via the Daily Mail.
“The worst part is you can see Willian and Hazard always dribble inside because they don’t trust him.
“It is difficult for a striker to play with these two who go inside all the time, you don’t know where to go.
“But also when the crosses are in, I think there was a moment in the first half where you asked ‘where is Morata’, he wasn’t there. So they don’t trust him.”
Morata has only scored three times in 12 appearances across all competitions this season for Chelsea.
Although the Blues’ other forward in Olivier Giroud has failed to find the net altogether.
Chelsea, who now lie third in the Premier League, will next face BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday.