The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern can’t wait to see what Alvaro Morata can do…
The Spaniard has only had a couple of fleeting performances in a Chelsea shirt so far, and whilst he has garnered some criticism for missing a penalty against Arsenal in the Community Shield, the best is certainly yet to come.
He is a bit of an unknown quantity in that he has never been a certified starter for a long period of time, with his tenure back at Real Madrid characterised by a lack of action from the start.
Still, the fans in the pub are optimistic, and it appears as though Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is too. In an interview with ESPN, Lampard has revealed what he expects from Morata this season, and he’s confident that the Spaniard will come good.
He said: “I think he’s got all the tools [to become a reliable striker]…He’s got great movement and he’s a good finisher, so he now needs to adapt to the Premier League…I do think he’s got the natural talent to come in and score the 20-plus goals that Diego Costa scored last year”.
Very strong words from Lampard, but very few know the Premier League quite like the Chelsea veteran, and so he is very well placed to give his opinion on the matter.
It’s certainly going to be interesting to see him adjust, but there is nobody better to oversee that process than Antonio Conte.
Alvaro Morata is a relatively unproven forward, but he’ll no doubt come good for the Blues.
The main hurdle that he will need to overcome is to branch out from the shadows. He needs to be Chelsea’s main man this season, and whilst he has the talent to do that, he doesn’t have the experience.
Still, Antonio Conte clearly rates him, and there’s no doubting that he is a top goalscorer.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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