Alvaro Morata’s contribution’s at Real Madrid-
Zinedine Zidane’s side won the Champions League title in the previous campaign for a second consecutive time and were also crowned the champions of Spain, in a season which concluded really well for Los Blancos. However, at the end of the campaign, the Spanish giants decided to sell a few of their stars and add new ones to their squad, as Zidane looked to bring a few changes overall.
Nonetheless, it seems that things have not really worked out in their favor, as they are 10 points behind Barcelona, after 12 games and are not being able to build a winning momentum like the last term.
Out of the few stars that left the Bernabeu, one of the big names was Alvaro Morata, who moved to Stamford Bridge and joined Premier League champs Chelsea in the summer transfer window.
The attacker who joined the West London Outfit for a fee of £58m, prior to the start of the new campaign, has been really good and has scored some crucial goals, with assists to his name as well. The amount paid for him was also not that high, with most big stars today costing around the £100m mark.
Morata was Madrid’s loss and Chelsea’s gain
He has been a perfect fit for the Italian manager, who had decided that Diego Costa would not be part of his squad this term and eventually sold him.
However, what is Chelsea’s gain is Real’s loss and here and the La Liga side could have still really used his services. Their start to the new campaign has been really inconsistent, which has handed the advantage to Barca.
The attacker is barely 25 at the moment and was proving to be more than a handy backup to the Real front-line and was scoring some crucial goals, as and when needed by his manager, which was also one of the reasons why the club propelled to the trophies that they won in the previous campaign. He had made 26 league appearances on his return to Madrid back in 2016 from Serie A giants Juventus, scoring 15 times since then, which is quite a good record for any player in front of goal.
Álvaro Morata has been directly involved in 12 goals for Chelsea this season:
⚽️ Goals: 9
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Despite that, the number of highly talented players that Zidane has in his squad would have been a major problem, with the Frenchman not being able to give him more time on the pitch. Eventually, no solution could be found and he had to let this star leave.
With the kind of players that you have in the Real side at the moment, it will be tough for a player like Morata to make a name for himself, unless he really was doing well. That is the case with the attacker too, who was not a regular in the playing eleven at the Bernabeu, yet managed to leave his mark on the game, most times when he was brought on by his manager.
He was a really solid performer, not just for the Spanish and European champs, but for his former club Juventus as well, where he caught the attention of a lot of top clubs. This is another reason why he is being missed at present.
Since His Arrival At Chelsea-
The Spaniards’ performances this term so far for the Londoners has shown that he can not just score with his foot, but is an aerial threat as well. He has been scoring headers for fun, not just for his club but at the international level as well.
His link-up play with his compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta has been really good in feeding him the ball (5 assists) and the striker has also picked up assists for his team-mates along the way, which has seen his team slowly climb up the points table. He has proven to be the kind of player that Real are missing at the moment and he has added some major quality to his new team, making him the signing of the season for Conte and his side.
He has made a stronger impact than the other signings, with the defensive signings Caballero, Rudiger, Zappacosta barely getting a few games combined and even the likes of mid-fielders Bakayoko and Drinkwater, failing to make a major impact thus far.
The attacker already has 8 goals in 11 league appearances that he was made for the west London outfit and is going stronger day by day, despite the injury that kept him out for a couple of weeks. He was leading the goal-scoring tally with regards to being the Premier League’s top, until Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah overtook him recently. There is still a lot of time left for the Spaniard to prove that he is the best in the league and hopefully, he can help Chelsea retain the title that they won last season.
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