The Chelsea and Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern have spent the last few days debating over who signed the best striker this summer: Alvaro Morata or Romelu Lukaku…
It’s a debate that is sure to continue throughout next season, but Stan Collymore has already made his mind up, and in a column for the Mirror, he has been very stern with which side he thinks has had the better summer so far.
He said: “The Spaniard [Morata] is a good all-rounder, a grafter who will run into channels and make a nuisance of himself, and that kind of all-action style will go down a treat in the Premier League…But, more importantly, he’s a consistent 7/10 or 8/10 player, whereas Lukaku can be 10/10 in one game, but 5/10 in the next”.
He added: “Chelsea have the edge, in terms of the business they have done for Morata”.
You could argue that the counter to this is that Romelu Lukaku has already had a few years in the Premier League, whereas Morata is only at the start of his adjustment. On top of that, Lukaku has been pretty consistent goal scoring wise, even if he does go missing on the pitch sometimes.
Certainly, over the last few years, Lukaku has been a game changer at points, and then followed up those spells with periods of disappointment – but perhaps Jose Mourinho is the man to get the best out of him. Morata, meanwhile, looked good for Real Madrid last season, though he was, significantly, unable to oust Karim Benzema from the first team.
Time will truly tell who exactly will come out on top, and it’s sure to be a very exciting race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot next season.
With top forwards like Sergio Aguero, Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and now Alvaro Morata – our landlord is expecting goals galore next season.
Chelsea line up against Man Utd for the first time next season on November 4th.
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