Can Alvaro Morata turn it around at Chelsea?
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has claimed that Alvaro Morata is ‘finished’ at Chelsea and the club must sign a new striker.
The Spaniard has not had a positive Chelsea career so far since moving from Real Madrid.
Morata had impressed during his time with Juventus and failed to convince Madrid of a starting spot in the team after they exercised their buy-back clause.
Chelsea then signed the player for a club record fee and despite a positive start to his Stamford Bridge career under Antonio Conte, his form quickly dipped.
Since then, he has been trolled for many poor performances and struggled to be the top-class forward that Chelsea need.
Now, Jamie Carragher has claimed that the club should give up on the player and sign a top striker.
“They have to be looking now for a new option next season”
The former Liverpool defender has claimed that all of Chelsea’s title-winning teams have had a top forward.
Now, the club need to find another if they are to compete with Man City.
“The reality is I do not think that Morata will ever click at Chelsea, and I am sure the club think that too,” he explained in his Telegraph column.
“They have to be looking now for a new option next season.
“He is 26 and his career statistics tell you that he had not played many full seasons – 34 appearances in Serie A for Juventus in 2015-2016 is his highest league total. Chelsea cannot wait.
“With a first-rate striker this would be a team capable of challenging City. All Chelsea’s title-winning sides have had great strikers – Drogba or Diego Costa – and this team needs one desperately.”