Man City vs Chelsea: Alvaro Morata’s Diego Costa problem

Man City vs Chelsea

Pep Guardiola’s charges will be looking for another three points on Sunday in the Premier League.

Chelsea are the visitors to the Etihad Stadium this weekend, following an amazing week for Man City.

Beating Arsenal twice in a few days, City lifted the Carabao Cup while scoring another big EPL win.

Chelsea, meanwhile, lost to Man United last time out. Will the Blues finish the season in the top four?

Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League fixtures, with worrying defeats against the likes of Bournemouth, Watford and Man United putting manager Antonio Conte under immense pressure.

Alvaro Morata vs Diego Costa

In a sign of how the season has panned out at Stamford Bridge, at the beginning of March questions are still be asked about Diego Costa.

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Costa was shoved out of Chelsea at the end of last season. Antonio Conte famously told the forward to leave the Blues via text message.

Atletico Madrid re-signed Costa, and on January 1st the Brazilian-born Spanish international started playing for the Rojiblancos again.

Chelsea’s Costa replacement, Alvaro Morata, has been suffering since the start of the year.

Comparing the two forwards, the Sunday Times has reported the following:

Morata is without a goal in 2018, and just about the most pertinent comparison between Chelsea’s leading scorer of the past three seasons and the current wearer of their number nine jersey is their shared habit of letting slip, to European media, hints that London can make a man feel homesick.

As for a starting place when Spain play Portugal to open their group in Russia, the choice at centre-forward for national head coach Julen Lopetegui seems to rest between Morata, Costa or maybe the Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas.

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