Alvaro Morata might have cost Chelsea a lot of money to acquire, but he’s looking every inch the right acquisition for Chelsea at just 24.
There were been doubts over his ability to live up to the billing, especially with the La Liga not as physical as the Premier League but I’m pretty sure even the biggest ‘Thomases’ amongst us would be having a rethink on their stance on the young Spaniard’s ability.
His first opening 3 games in the league have yielded 2 crucial goals, and 2 assists— not something you get easily from a striker these days. And he hasn’t stopped there, he’s taken that form into the international break, helping Spain with 3 goals in the 2 games he featured in. The young man is definitely the future for country and his new home, Stamford Bridge, and it’s tempting to imagine how many goals he would have scored come May 2018— 25, maybe 27? We’ll see. However, it’s not beyond him for sure. He has the right skills set, and calibre of players around him to make it happen.
Eden Hazard has been absent for us since sustaining an ankle injury in June, and will be in line for a return in our next game against Leicester City. His presence will not doubt be an added boost to our attack. He’s our most important player, not just because he scores amazing goals, but because he also creates them. He had a handful of assists last season, and one can only imagine what chemistry he’ll strike up with Morata.
I wasn’t exempting myself when I mentioned ‘Thomases’ over the ability of our £70million striker to lead the line this season, but with each passing game, he has convinced and proven he’s the man after all. The journey from here on will be tough, because expectations will continue to rise, but he has shown he has the right attitude to handle it all. Now, all he needs is support. With the right amount of it, I don’t see why he cannot do well.