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Alvaro Morata breaks silence after furious reaction to substitution against Burnley

Alvaro Morata breaks silence after furious reaction to Antonio Conte's sub vs Burnley
Alvaro Morata reacted angrily to Antonio Contes substitution (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata apologised for his furious reaction to being substituted against Burnley on Thursday night and insisted he was just angry at himself.

The Spaniard was hooked midway through the second half of Chelseas 2-1 win at Turf Moor.

Morata missed a gilt-edged chance to put his side 2-0 up after the interval when he raced through on goal but he put his effort wide of Nick Popes goal.

Antonio Conte decided to take Morata off for Eden Hazard and the Spanish international was seen gesticulating on the bench and had to be calmed down by Cesc Fabregas.

Alvaro Morata breaks silence after furious reaction to Antonio Conte's sub vs Burnley
Morata missed a simple one-on-one at Turf Moor (Picture: Getty)

However, Morata insists he was angry at himself, not Conte, and apologised for his temper.

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Three important points for us. The best way to get ready for Sundays game was winning today, said Morata on Instagram.

I want to apologize for my reaction when I was sent to the bench, when I fail I get really angry with myself!

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Regardless of Moratas apology, it now looks unlikely that the Spaniard will start on Sunday when Chelsea take on Southampton in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

Olivier Giroud scored twice against the Saints on Saturday and was paired up top with Morata last night but the Frenchman completed 90 minutes.

MORE: Jose Mourinho to start Marcus Rashford in Manchester Uniteds FA Cup semi-final vs Tottenham

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