The Spain international’s seventh Premier League goal of the season secured a vital 1-0 win over a disjointed Manchester United
Chelsea match-winner Alvaro Morata described his goal against Manchester United in Sunday’s 1-0 win as his most important since he joined the club.
The Spanish striker, who reportedly came close to a move to Jose Mourinho’s side before his eventual switch to the Blues, had gone six matches without a goal but delivered the game’s decisive moment in the 55th minute.
The win moves Antonio Conte’s side to within a point of United, who now find themselves eight adrift of Manchester City after the leaders prevailed 3-1 win over Arsenal earlier in the day.
Asked if it was his most important goal for Chelsea, Morata told Sky Sports: “For sure.
“It is important that we won. We had a very good chance today to come back to winning ways.
“We are happy now with the international break we can go with three points.”
Morata will now head off to international duty with Spain for a pair of friendlies before he and Chelsea resume their Premier League season against West Brom on November 18.