Antonio Conte has once again leapt to the defence of Alvaro Morata, insisting that Chelsea‘s recent troubles to score is not only the fault of the striker.

Morata, who is Chelsea’s top scorer this season with 10 Premier League goals, has come under criticism in recent weeks for his wastefulness in front of goal.

The Spain international, who arrived in a big-money move from Real Madrid last summer, has now not scored in his last five appearances in all competitions.

But Conte refused to lay the blame of Chelsea’s recent goalless results at Morata’s door, insisting the rest of his team have wasted good opportunities to score against Norwich, Arsenal and, on Saturday, Leicester.

“I think the problem is for the team, not only for Morata,” Conte told reporters at Stamford Bridge.

“Compared to last season, we are conceding less and showing great solidity defensively. But, at the same time, we are not showing great quality in our finishing. This is the truth. 

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