Two center forwards and yet not ok? Thus Morata Giroud, Becomes Sarri’s Headache It has been obvious since the beginning of the season that one of the headaches Chelsea’s manager Sarri has is the selection of his starting no. 9
Although Morata has started most of the games for Chelsea this season ahead of ex-Arsenal man Olivier Giroud.
Alvaro Morata who switched to jersey no. 29 earlier this season following the birth of his twin has not been finding life interesting in London as he has been struggling to deliver.
Morata has only managed to score three goals in eleven appearances across all competitions this season.
There’s no doubt Morata has endured a difficult time at Chelsea after performing well early last season following his signing from Real Madrid.
The ex-Madrid man always finds it difficult to find the back of the net and obviously more is expected of a striker of his status, but Morata has been a shadow of himself lately.
Olivier Giroud on the other side, signed for Chelsea from Arsenal in January and since then he has seemed to prove himself a useful tool in the team.
Although Olivier Giroud is yet to score any goal this season, but he tops the assist chart, with four assists to his name so far this season.
The striker connects well with Hazard to tear opponent defence apart.
Both Morata and Giroud has seemed to have played close to same amount of minutes, 300+ mins(in the premier league), both having seven appearances, four starts each.
Chelsea fans seemed to have been fed up with Morata who gets easily dispossessed and lose chances easily.
The image above shows a banner raised by a Chelsea fan in their Europa away fixture against POAK.
Sarri is having problem deciding his regular no. 9, as he has been having problem picking between two prolific strikers, Morata and Giroud.
A decision I strongly believe he has to make.
Although rotating the strikers as he has been doing do far isn’t a bad idea.
But, Chelsea needs a better finisher in front of goal, against opponents like West ham and Liverpool which both ended in draw because Chelsea couldn’t make good use of their chances.
Chelsea cannot continue to rely on Hazard and the midfielders alone to score all the goals.
Who is it going to be? Morata who misses big chances or Giroud who creates big chances?
Well, that’s for Sarri to pick.