It was not a good night for Alvaro Morata.
His horror miss early on against Arsenal set the tone for the night for him, and he only got worse.
Missing one clear cut chance is poor, but missing three in one game is shocking, and everyone noticed it. Not only did Chelsea end up drawing the game – which they felt they should have won – but Diego Costa managed to score on his return for Atletico Madrid after being sold by Chelsea, and Morata was so bad people couldn’t help but compare him to Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku of course has his own issues and is being called a terrible buy in some quarters, while Jose Mourinho sticks by him, and it seems that now, people are saying the two big signings of the summer in terms of forwards are cut from the same cloth.
Of course, everyone has bad games, and Morata will be hoping to bounce back, with Conte already mentioning he would be more worried if his number nine failed to get into good positions – something he does with gusto, and that the finishing does need to improve but that it will come in time.
However, Twitter was not so kind – at all.
The best of Twitter
Morata’s performance tonight is even making Lukaku look…
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 3, 2018
That Morata performance worse than Lukaku vs City. 3 clear cut chances. 1 50/50.
— RG (@registability) January 3, 2018
Having seen plenty of Lukaku, Lacazette and Morata this season, I wouldn’t swap any of them for Firmino. Never in a million years.
— Joel Rabinowitz (@joel_archie) January 3, 2018
After watching Alvaro Morata tonight, i have a lot of respect for Romelu Lukaku now.
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) January 3, 2018
If Lukaku had the performance Morata has just had tonight he‘d be trending worldwide for 2 years pic.twitter.com/yi0Xg9IuXz
— Transfer Related (@TransferRelated) January 3, 2018
Lukaku after watching Morata tonight
— Daddy CHO (@Chidubem__O) January 3, 2018
Honest question: was that Morata performance worse than Lukaku vs City?
— The Boi (@ChuBoi) January 3, 2018
I knew Morata and Lukaku were in the same WhatsApp group but i just found out that Morata was the group admin
— Patanguli (@TalibJim) January 3, 2018
Chelsea fans have mocked Lukaku all season & Morata has had one of the worst disaster classes this season
Karmas a bitch..
— . (@OfficialCheIs) January 3, 2018
I think the only reason why Morata is still better than Lukaku is cos he’s yet to assist an opponent.
— Elvis Tunde (@Tunnyking) January 3, 2018
What’s Kane worth if these peasants cost this much.
— TottenhamTalk (@tottenhamtalk1) January 3, 2018
Math Equation Of The Day:
Diego Costa > Alvaro Morata
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) January 3, 2018