Lack is painful and difficult to manage, and the same could be said of abundance. When you have so much at your disposal, you tend to be confused as to which one to use, especially when they’re all in great working condition.
Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte must be going through a difficult time right now over the same situation. He has two fine strikers, with the finishing of a master, in his team and I can imagine what he’s passing through trying to figure out who to feature more in the coming season.
Last season, he didn’t face this challenge, because he had the decision made for him by fate; Costa was firing often, and new recruit, Batshuayi was struggling to adapt to life in England. This coming campaign, it’s so far looking very difficult for Conte because of the dramatic upturn in fortunes for the Frenchman. He has been impressive throughout the preseason, and is increasingly looking like he’ll be the main man for Chelsea, although Morata’s price may be an obstacle. Nobody pays over £60million for a player, and keeps them on the bench.
Whatever decision Conte takes, I’m sure he’ll have his reasons. Morata is a young talent that needs more game time to improve his game, but of course, I don’t think he’ll get that for long if he doesn’t live up to expectations. It’s an interesting situation between these two, and I am loving every bit of it. Part of the reason Costa did so well last season was because he had someone to fear – in Bats. The presence of a competition will drive the two of them to get better.
So while it’s a tough one for Conte, I know that even he will be somewhat happy to have a team with lots of options.