Eden Hazard has backed Alvaro Morata to rediscover his scoring touch for Chelsea once he makes his comeback for the first team.
The Spaniard, who joined for a club-record fee back in the summer, is currently struggling with a back injury and he could well be missing once again on Monday for his side’s crucial fixture against West Brom.
Having started the season in fine form for the Blues, the player has dominated the headlines for all the wrong reasons since December following a host of missed chances.
After missing two glorious openings against Stoke City on December 30, the ex-Real Madrid man then wasted three very good chances in the 2-2 draw at Arsenal just after New Year.
Morata’s last goal for the Blues came on Boxing Day and, although he’s missed the last five games through injury, Hazard has stated the striker is happy in the capital and he’s confident he will be back amongst the goals very soon.
“Yes, he’s very happy,” Hazard told Spanish publication Marca. “He’s scoring although he’s a bit injured and he can’t help the team.
“But we have a lot of Spaniards and it helps his adaptation.
“He’s a fantastic player and he will score a lot of goals for us, I’m sure.
“He can score with both feet and his head, it’s incredible.”
Following the shock 4-1 defeat at Watford on Monday night, Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge has come under intense pressure recently after a dreadful run of results.
Despite the dip in form, Hazard is confident that the team could still finish the season with a trophy.
“What is happening is that we won last season and now people want us to win again,” added the Belgian. “But you know that the Premier League is very difficult, we have already lost a few times this year and we have three months left.
“We still have the FA Cup and the Champions League and at the end of the day, our season could still be very good.
“Now we feel bad, but we have to wait until the end.
“We give our all on the pitch, sometimes things don’t go the same as in training, like now, but we have to wait because, at the end, we could still win a trophy.”