For almost every title-winning club, much of the season’s success hinges on the team’s ability to score the important goals. Hence it is important for the clubs to have a number nine who can carry the load of scoring the goals throughout the season on his shoulder. Chelsea’s title win last season was a testimony to that fact.
Diego Costa was in excellent form and his goals won Chelsea more points than any other player in the Blues squad. The forward, however, did run into several rifts with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte which did not end well for either party.
Once the season was over, Costa was informed by Conte that his services were no longer required and Chelsea turned their attention to Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The Spanish forward had played in Juventus before returning to Madrid and was brought in by the Blues for a club record fee.
Morata, despite beginning well, has not had the impact he would have wanted to in his debut season and there have already been talks of him leaving the club. “I don’t like to comment on speculation,” Antonio Conte said on Friday about Morata. “It is not right now, for everyone it is important to be focused on the present and to finish this season in the best possible way.”
Reports coming in are now saying that Chelsea could be looking to replace him with Paris Saint Germain forward Edinson Cavani. The Uruguay international has been in splendid goal scoring form for the last few seasons and has notched up 28 goals this term. He recently became PSG’s record goalscorer and has now committed his future to PSG.
“My future is here, of course. I think that it has been a good season,” the 31-year-old said. “We must enjoy moments like these. I am pleased for the supporters and to be here. Four consecutive Coupe de France wins represents a lot of history for PSG. We are here to win and win titles for the club.”
This would mean that Chelsea are set to miss out on him and might have to stick with Morata. Although the Blues might not be happy at having to do so, it could turn out be a blessing in disguise for them. Morata has had to play through pain and injections for the majority of the season and hence his true value might not have been determined correctly yet. The player is still young and should be given one more season at least before being moved on.
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