Chelsea Should Give Alvaro Morata Another Season At The Bridge

I think it’s fair to say that Alvaro Morata’s debut season at Chelsea hasn’t been quite as successful as everyone at Stamford Bridge was hoping for.

The £58m man has been called a flop by some, the Spaniard has scored eleven Premier League goals in thirty appearances. He has only scored three since the turn of the year and seems to have lost his starting place to January signing Oliver Giroud.

The disappointing season comes to an end tomorrow with Morata already being linked with a move back to Italian champions Juventus.

The striker has come out and stated he has struggled to adapt to the London lifestyle and that:

“Italy for a Spaniard is the best country to live”.

I’d urge that the London club resists any temptation to sell the forward, especially if the offer is a three year loan deal before permanently joining the Turin giants.

Looking back to the 2004-05 season and Didier Drogba managed just ten league games in his first season with ‘The Blues’. He wasn’t that great and people questioned the fee that was initially paid for him.

Fast forward seven years and Drogba has won all the major trophies with the club and scored 100 league goals in England’s top tier.

The Ivorian needed that first year at Chelsea to settle and get used the the team’s style and the rigours of playing in the Premier League.

Morata is a superb striker; he’s got pace, skill and he can score with his head. I have no doubts he can be prolific in England.

I should also point out that the former league champions have had a mixed season themselves. Speculation regarding manager Antonio Conte and his future at the club has persisted all season. The side have struggled to get back into the top four and the standard of football has dropped this term too.

Maybe next season will offer more clarity and stability for the Chelsea players, Alvaro Morata might thrive if the off-field sagas are no longer distracting the first team squad.

I also think it would be ideal for Chelsea to have both Alvaro and Giroud at the club next term. Both are strong hitmen who can pose plenty of defences problems. Both are also used to playing with a rotation policy.

Chelsea have regretting dumping the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne after not giving them enough time to settle in at the Bridge.

I believe that they might make the same old mistake, if they don’t give Morata more time to establish himself as Chelsea’s number one striker.

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