Chelsea travel to Spain this week to take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, where they will face one of their former strikers, Fernando Torres. Comparisons between Morata and Fernando Torres are inevitable. Torres arrived in January 2011 after he submitted a transfer request.
Despite the negative hype in the press, Fernando Torres’ stats during his subsequent time at Chelsea were pretty good. Even though he never reached the so-called heights we are led to believe he achieved at Liverpool, Torres did more at Chelsea than he is given credit for.
Chelsea fans once again showed their class in comparison to some of their rivals. Two chants about Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku have made the headlines in recent days.
Both teams had been warned by the anti-discrimination group Kick-It-Out, to do just that. Chelsea supporters` anti-semitic chant was sung for Alvaro Morata and made mention of the ‘Y` word. Morata and Chelsea were very quick to ask fans not to sing it, they have heeded the warning and drew praise from Morata and the club after today`s game at Stoke City.
Chelsea got off to a flyer at the Bet365 stadium, despite the absence of Eden Hazard. Chelsea wasted no time in taking the game to their opponents. Good work by Tiemoue Bakayoko breaking up play had the Blues on for a, now famous, counter-attack.
A through ball by, captain for the day, Cesar Azpilicueta, found Alvaro Morata on the left side of the penalty area, where he unleashed a right footed shot across the keeper and into the bottom right-hand corner just two minutes into the game. Morata puts to bed the theory that he can only score with his head. That`s four goals and two assists in six premier league starts for Spaniard.
Alvaro Morata has had a whirlwind start to his career at Chelsea. Since joining the club during the summer`s transfer window, the Spaniard has slotted into his striking role better than some of his predecessors, that have worn the fated number nine shirt.
In four Premier League games Morata has scored three goals and contributed two assists. Strangely enough they have all come courtesy of his head. Once he finds his feet, the world will be his and Chelsea`s oyster.