Lukaku, Morata and Lacazette were the big striker purchases into the Premier league last summer. Many expected Morata to really do well with Chelsea and he has so far not disappointed. His records at Juventust and Real Madrid speak for themselves hence a lot of people were expecting him to hit the ground running. And he has not disappointed. He has as of the time of writing this article scored six goals for Chelsea in the Premier league and this is despite missing close to 3 weeks of action due to injury.
Using william hill free bets offers, I have a small bet on him to win the Premier league top scorer award at the end of the season considering the form of Aguero so far, I won’t be surprised if he does not but he certainly looks like someone who will score at least 20 EPL goals.
He spent two years with Juventus and helped the old ladies to the final of the UEFA Champions league which they lost to Real Madrid. Having done well with Juventus Madrid activated a buy-back clause inserted in his contract and returned him to Spain.
In the summer Madrid activated his buy back clause, Arsenal were said to be interested in signing him but despite the rumours, he stayed at Real Madrid. Chelsea were even said to have made a big of 60 million for the highly rated Real Madrid youth team product which Madrid turned down.
Fast forward to last summer, Chelsea finally got their many. He however could have gone to Manchester United if the Red Devils had not decided to drop their interest in the Spaniard just when everyone thought they were going to be signing him.
Speaking about his decision to join Chelsea Morata has this to say;
“I’m in debt with Conte. He had taken me for Juve and then left for Italy. When I knew he wanted me, I didn’t think twice.
“There were a number of favourable situations. The first was the coach: I knew Conte and I had no trouble finding myself in his football ideas. The second is the environment: I was very well received by my companions. The presence of a Spanish enclave, with Azplicueta, Alonso, Fabregas and Pedro, made things simpler. The third is my wife Alice Campello: she followed me to London.” He replied when asked how he ended up playing for Chelsea.
I came here because there was a coach like Antonio Conte. We started talking about my eventual transfer last spring and I finally came to London.” He added.
Morata certainly won’t be Drogba but should he continue to perform the way he has been performing, he will be more useful to Chelsea than the player he was brought in to replace – Diego Costa.