Alvaro Morata is suffering from a confidence crisis, admits Gianfranco Zola

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Alvaro Morata has just five league goals this season (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola admits Alvaro Morata is suffering from a lack of confidence in front of goal.

The Spaniards scored seven goals in all competitions so far this term but hes managed just one in his last ten appearances for the Blues.

Maurizio Sarri is unhappy with his options up top and has urged his Chelsea board to invest in their attack in the January transfer market.

Moratas likely to play against Nottingham Forest in the third round of the FA Cup and Zola admits the Spaniard is in a poor run of form.

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Mainly its confidence, admitted Zola.

Ive been a striker myself. You get into these loops when youre looking for a goal & it doesnt come… but he has to understand the goal has to be a consequence of what you do for the team.

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Cesc Fabregas is expected to make his final appearance for the club against Forest before completing a move to French giants Monaco.

The Spaniard appeared to wave goodbye to the home crowd after Wednesdays 0-0 draw with Southampton.

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