Chelsea vs Huddersfield: Defoe makes extraordinary Alvaro Morata claim | Football | Sport


That is the extraordinary opinion of Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe, who was working as a pundit for Sky Sports.

Morata was a surprise starter for Chelsea in their crucial clash against Huddersfield.

The Spaniard had a great chance to open the scoring just before half time as he was fed through on goal by N’Golo Kante.

However, Morata attempted to take the ball around Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl instead of shooting and the angle became too tight.

Defoe believes Morata could have gone down to win a penalty but claims the striker stood on his feet because he wanted to score instead of giving a Chelsea team-mate a chance from 12 yards.

“I think if he does that (hang his leg out) I think he gets the penalty to be honest,” Defoe said.

“You see a lot of players do that. The keeper’s come out and done well because he’s pulled out. He’s gone with his legs and pulled out.

“I think if Morata would have left his foot in, maybe he would have got the penalty.

“He would have gone down (if he was on penalties). He would have gone down for sure.

“He would have done down, bounced straight back up, ‘where’s the ball?’!

“To be fair credit to him, he was honest. He probably thought he would go round the keeper and score.”

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