Batshuayi & Morata

Chelsea issued warning over Alvaro Morata’s form by top pundit

Not hit top form for some time

All eyes are on Champions Chelsea at the minute, and it seems the club could well face a wait to see their number one forward make a big impact on the Premier League.

That’s according to Graham Souness at least, who thinks that it will be hard for Morata to fit in straight away in the Premier League, and that he might take some time to adjust to the pace and physicality of it – compared to Serie A and La Liga, both of which he has of course played in before.

He was speaking on Sky Sports, and said: “Our league is harder than the European leagues but the top men get around it.

“A top man will be a top player in any league. He has to prove to me that he’s the real deal. 

“At Real Madrid, you can’t be critical because some real top players haven’t established themselves there. 

“He goes to Juventus, I think 27 goals in in two years. I’ll wait and see, ask me again at Christmas time. 

“He looks to be willing, he wants to get in behind, run in behind, stretch opposition. 

“If you’re a midfield player you like to have a team-mate like that. Has he got quick, sharp feet that the top strikers have? I’m not so sure. We’ll have to wait and see.”


Difficult start

Of course, Morata has seen a difficult start to life at Chelsea – not necessarily on the field, where he has looked sharp, but in terms of the comments from manager Antonio Conte and the atmosphere in the media and around the club.

Chelsea are in danger of seeing their season take a terrible turn if they don’t manage to at least get a point from their clash with Tottenham Hotspur, and with the likes of Eden Hazard still working their way back to fitness, it will be up to Morata to show what he can do and really prove to people he belongs in a top side in the Premier League.