Is This 25 Y/O Spanish Forward Still Good Enough To Lead The Lines For Chelsea?

Chelsea have managed to avoid defeat so far in this Premier League campaign and currently find themselves in the 2nd position of the Premier League table, with only goal difference separating them from Manchester City. Most of their success this season has been built around a strong midfield and defence while the incredible goal-scoring form of Eden Hazard has been enough for them to win matches against the ‘lesser’ teams. 

Morata’s Recent Form Has Been Promising

Both Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata has linked up well with the Belgian international this season and deserved more recognition for their selflessness up top. Morata initially struggled to score for the Pensioners but has managed to find the back of the net against Vidi FC and Southampton recently. Maybe we are witnessing a change in fortunes for the Spaniard in front of goal.

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has now got a selection dilemma on which striker to opt for in the Premier League on a weekly basis. Giroud has also been able to notch up with four assists in 8 matches this season which proves that he is good at setting up chances for his teammates around him. However, the Frenchman lacks the goal-threat which Morata brings to Sarri’s first-team.

The Spanish Forward’s Chelsea Career In A Nutshell

Since Morata’s arrival in English football, the striker has been guilty of squandering a lot of chances for the Blues as evidenced by his woeful performance in the League Cup win over Liverpool last month. He has still managed to register 18 goals and create six assists in 59 matches at Stamford Bridge. His record for the West London heavyweights is not bad by any means. However, the Spanish forward needs to score goals more often if he wants to prove himself at the highest level or risk being labelled another ‘Torres like’ flop at West London.

The 25-year-old is very quick and is an effective dribbler with the ball. He also has a habit of taking up good positions to score inside the opposition penalty box and can finish with both feet. 

Is Morata Good Enough To Start For The Pensioners?

For now, he still carries more goal-threat that Giroud which is why Sarri has to start him every week but unless he can start being more productive in the attacking third, Chelsea are still in need of a new striker who can be more lethal going forward.

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Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

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