I think many of us including myself were very shocked to hear that Antonio Conte simply does not was Diego Costa in a Chelsea shirt next season. Maybe because that player is a well known hot head of a player or Conte simply needs a 30+ goal a season striker, even if both or one of them is true Diego Costa is more vital to Chelsea than people make out. The striker averages 20+ goals a season on a 1.8 goal a game ratio and last season matching his highest ever goals scored in a season for Chelsea so is really as bad as Conte is making out.
Antonio Conte’s replacement for the sticker was Romelu Lukaku who had previously been a Chelsea player before Jose Mourinho sold him. It seemed almost set in stone that the player would be on his way to Stamford Bridge before ironically the manager who sold him goes in for him and signs him for 150% more than he sold him for. So now that Lukaku is off the table as he’s now a Manchester United player where do Chelsea turn.
The Answer is Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata who previously saw interest from Manchester United, but is the Spanish striker really good enough to be surpass Costa?
The answers lie in the player’s stats at Real Madrid and Juventus. Last season at Madrid the Spanish striker scored 17 goals in 30 appearances which is a decent amounts of goals for x amount of games but Morata is playing in a team with some of the best creative players in the world and in a less competitive league. And then the striker’s stats over his career don’t paint a better picture the player drops to a 0.3 goal a game ratio over 170 games he’s scored 58 goals which for a striker moving to a top club to be the main goal scored and for a fee £58m maybe rising to £70m this isn’t the best of deals for Chelsea.