Alvaro Morata had less than 20 minutes to prove his mettle against Arsenal and while many choose to criticise him for missing a penalty kick, the knowledgeable ones are looking at some qualities he exuded during the game.
For Chelsea legend Pat Nevin, he was happy with the way the striker manages to peel off defenders in the Box 18.
Nevin wrote in his column in the official Chelsea website: “With very few chances falling Michy Batshuayi’s way, the introduction of Alvaro Morata piqued the interest of most viewers. Once again sitting among other ex-players, I was keen to gauge the reaction. Geoff Hurst, who apparently had quite a good day at Wembley once, noted our new striker’s movement. He did have one chance at the back right-hand post, but the impressive thing was the peeling away from his marker which created the opportunity in the first place.
“It was the second time he did it in the game, and there is no doubt whatsoever that if he continues to move with that intelligence then Cesc Fabregas, David Luiz, Hazard, Willian, Pedro and the rest will pick him out and the chances will continue to come, hopefully along with the goals.”