Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has admitted that his time with Chelsea was not good. The Spaniard joined the Blues during the summer of 2017 whilst the club was managed by Antonio Conte and was brought in as a replacement for Diego Costa who was deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge during the same summer. The 26-year-old initially started off well at Chelsea but he ultimately failed to score goals on a regular basis and was definitely not suited to leading the line for the club. All in all, he went on to score just 16 goals in the Premier League from 47 appearances for the club.
Even though Morata failed to hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge during the second half of the 2017/18 season, Maurizio Sarri opted to give him a second chance to impress during the first half of last season. He once again failed and was shipped out on loan initially in January but it is unlikely that he will ever return to Chelsea even though the deal has not yet been made permanent.
Morata has somewhat rediscovered himself at Atletico
So far Morata has gone on to score several goals in the La Liga for Atleti from 17 appearances. He has yet to do anything speculator as yet for Diego Simeone’s side but his record so far is nothing to really be ashamed of. He will be aiming to try and kick-start his career now that he is back in his homeland. At 26, Morata is now approaching the peak of his career. This season will be key for him as he will have to score a lot of goals if he wants to stand a chance of winning selection to the Spanish team which will compete in the European Championships next year. His national team form this year has been good as he has bagged three goals so far from just four appearances for La Roja.