29 July 2017

Chelsea fans fume as Alvaro Morata starts on left wing against Inter Milan

CHELSEA fans took to Twitter to vent their dismay as Antonio Conte gave club-record signing Alvaro Morata his first start – on the left wing.

The £65m former Real Madrid man, who is best known as a powerful centre-forward, was even referred to as the ‘the Spanish Danny Welbeck’ by one disgruntled fan.


Alvaro Morata made his first start for Chelsea against Inter Milan in Singapore
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Morata’s 6ft 2ins frame makes him a force in the air and he is usually utilised as a mobile No.9 who can also hold the ball up with his back to goal.

He was expected to replace Diego Costa, who has been told he is no longer wanted at Chelsea, as the Blues’ main striker.

But he was deployed on the left on his full debut, with Michy Batshuayi playing through the centre, against Inter Milan in a pre-season friendly in Singapore on Saturday.

Some fans were confused…

Others where less diplomatic…

Morata has been used on the left wing before – indeed Jose Mourinho made him play there, in the belief that it would improve him as a player, when he was in charge of the young Spaniard at Real.

But not all Twitter users have faith in the wisdom of football managers…

Chelsea fans will hope to see Alvaro Morata played through the centre
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