OWEN ISN’T CONVINCED ALVARO MORATA CAN FILL DIEGO COSTA’S BOOTS AT CHELSEA

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Alvaro Morata was signed this summer for a club record fee to replace Diego Costa, who isn’t part of Antonio Conte’s plans for the season.

Former Premier League striker, Michael Owen, isn’t convinced Morata can fill the boots of Costa at Chelsea.

“I have question marks over Morata, he did well in Italy but he was never a starter at Real Madrid,” Owen said as quoted on Daily Mirror.

“He scored goals off the bench, but I’ve played for them and you’re always going to score in that team given Real score four or five most weeks and you’ve always got the ball unless you’re against Barcelona.

“There’s no doubt he’s a decent player, but he’s never played in the Premier League before which could be a factor in how well he does.

“The strikers have certainly made the headlines on top of all the spending that’s been going on.

“I think Arsenal are stronger with the signing of Alexandre Lacazette, United are probably stronger with Romelu Lukaku coming in but Morata over Costa at Chelsea? Thats’s the big question for me and I’m not too convinced.”

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