Alvaro Morata will face Romelu Lukaku for the third Premier League meeting since their arrival to Chelsea and Manchester United.
The two players had a twist of fate before their transfers. Romelu Lukaku seemed Chelsea bound in the summer of 2017 but the London club’s management failed to land the player, and this prompted Manchester United to steal the Belgian international right in-front of their noses. Chelsea affected by the events of the transfer, settled for Spanish centre-forward Alvaro Morata.
The duo since their moves in the summer of 2017 have failed to justify their big money moves to respective clubs. Alvaro Morata could only muster 15 goals in more than 40 appearances for the club in all competition, as he failed to replicate his Juventus form at Chelsea. Why the Spaniard fluffed his lines in-front of goal, Belgian International Romelu Lukaku seemed a shadow of the forward that netted goals at Everton. The Belgian could only manage 16 goals in the Premier league.
Both players have not had things easy in the current league season as the duo are yet to grasp the game. Romelu Lukaku has netted four goals in all competition while Alvaro Morata has netted three goals. Morata is believed to have lost his place in the blues starting lineup as Sarri has opted to field Olivier Giroud. Lukaku on the other hand has been on the receiving end of criticism with speculations that he could lose his spot if he does not start to notch in some goals.
With Chelsea hosting the Red Devils tomorrow, another chance is presented to the two centre-forwards to compete for spotlight and bragging right. Eden Hazard is expected to impress, likewise Pogba but the game could likely be won by the centre-forwards.
A clear statistics between the two players have shown that they impressed better when they are playing on home turf. Alvaro Morata stole the spotlight last season at the Bridge by connecting to an Azpilicueta cross to steal the deserved three points, while Romelu Lukaku leveled for Manchester United at Old Trafford as well as provided a well-timed cross for Jesse Lingard to steal the winner.
Alvaro Morata will be hoping to extend his goal form to 3 consecutive games in all competition, while Lukaku will be looking for a revival following an impressive international outing with Belgium.