Manchester City defeated Chelsea at the FA community shield game at Wembley stadium on Sunday. Aguero scored in both halves as the reigning league champions defeated the London club 2-0. While the Argentine dazzled for the Citizens, his opposing player performed below par.
Alvaro Morata who was banked to make a statement today following his poor run of form was nowhere to be found. The Spain international who have scored only twice in the current year failed to break his 3 pre-season game hoodoo.
The Spaniard struggled to get close to ball as he was marked out. The Spain international could only muster a shot off target in his 67 minutes on the pitch before he was replaced with Tammy Abraham.
Chelsea possesses a lot of talented in other position but seems weak in the position of center forward. The club have players like Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi in the No 9 role but both forward lacks the consistency to drive home Sarri’s trophy ambitions.
The club since the arrival of the tactician have been in the hunt for a center forward with Gonzalo Higuain and Robert Lewandowski dominating the list but is yet to land a striker. While Higuain snubbed the Blues for a switch to the Ac Milan, Bayern Munich have issued a statement that the Lewandoski is not for sale.
Maurizio Sarri is expected to make a decision about the position before the summer window expires. The manager is expected to either joined the transfer market in search of a No 9 or manage the existing players. Chelsea is believed to have agreed terms for Anthony Martial according to reports.
The Frenchman could become the man to lead Sarri’s attacking lines. The Italian could still stick with the current players while selecting based on form and consistency.
In any case the Italian tactician must make a big decision before the current transfer window elapses.