Alvaro Morata


Alvaro Morata Opens Up On His Time with Chelsea

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.

Chelsea Loanee Striker Does Not Want to Return to Stamford Bridge

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has insisted that he wishes to remain with Atletico Madrid beyond this summer. The Spaniard was sent on loan to the La Liga club in January after struggling to find form for the Blues during the first half of the season. Since moving to Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Morata’s form and confidence have appeared to have improved as scored six goals and provide one assist during the second half of the campaign.

Giroud Adamant Chelsea Don’t Need Striking Reinforcements

Back in the summer, when Maurizio Sarri freshly took the Chelsea managerial helm, there was a general agreement that they needed to add depth to their forward options. With only Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata as the recognised forwards in the senior squad, the Blues were linked with potential moves with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain before the transfer window ended with Chelsea not being able to sign someone to compete with their two strikers.

Sarri Issues Challenge to Alvaro Morata

It was surprising to most Chelsea fans that Alvaro Morata stayed at the club this season. The Spaniard was brought in ahead of last season to replace Diego Costa, who had helped the club win the Premier League during the season before. There were heavy expectations on Morata but in the end, he managed just 15 goals from 48 games in all competitions as the Blues finished the season in a frustrating fifth position.

Weighing Up Chelsea’s 2018/19 Attacking Options

The upcoming Premier League season is just around the corner for Chelsea. Under a new regime led by Italian schemer Maurizio Sarri, the Blues’ preparations are well underway. The club hierarchy is keen to support the new manager with a fresh batch of recruits, yet the arrivals have been relatively slow, with Chelsea missing out on a couple of transfer targets, especially ones viewed to provide competition in the striker role for Alvaro Morata and co.