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New Year Recap: Chelsea Need Morata To Seize Chances And Other Things Learnt From The New Year Fixtures

Happy New Year guys; it is 2018, yet the party doesn't stop.

The new year ushered in some interesting fixtures with some teams going for it and others, perhaps, in new resolution performing better than they did last year.

Undoubtedly the 2-2 draw between Arsenal and Chelsea remains the best fixture of the pack and with no much ado here are the things we learnt this New Year.

Pogba Superb In Three-Man Midfield
Pogba's critics were full of praise after Man Utd's win over Everton and it was no surprise given that the midfield shape helped the Frenchman blossom in the match as was seen frequently with his time in Juventus.

The inclusion of Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic allowed the midfielder the chance to roam about and be more creative without putting much defensive efforts or dropping too deep to assist the backline. It paid off with two assists for the young Man Utd captain and fans can only hope that would continue.

Arsenal's Backline Costing Them
Amateur defending. Arsenal's 2-2 draw against Chelsea could easily have gone to the hands of the Blues who at different occasions failed to capitalize on the erroneous defending by the Gunners. 

Had Alvaro Morata been more clinical in front of goal, Arsenal fans could have had a 'typical' night with their back-line in numerous occasions putting them at the mercy of the Blues. It has been the reason why the Gunners lie outside the top four and this window, offers Wenger the perfect chance to get things right at the back.

Morata Needs To Be More Clinical
If Chelsea are going to seal the runner-up spot behind destined Champions Man City, then Spanish Striker Alvaro Morata would need to be more clinical for the Blues.

It might sound harsh given that the striker has quite justified his pricing to Stamford Bridge but three glaring chances missed against the Gunners proved to be dangerous as the Blues dropped two points and returned to third on the log. Of course the striker still has goals in his boots but he would need to work on his efficiency if Conte's men have to push for a top finish with limited goalscorers at the moment.

Aguero's Confidence Up
Sergio Aguero needed his goal. The Argentine may have only gone two games without finding the back of the net, but he has been snatching at chances.

With Gabriel Jesus out for up to two months with injury, City need their talismanic striker firing on all cylinders. He missed a few chances before finally poaching his 16th goal of the season.  Courtesy... Mirror Football

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