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Morata or Batshuayi – who is better playing in No.9 role with Chelsea?

Bright Okafor

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Alvaro Morata has had great seasons in recent years playing in Italian Seria A with Juventus as he became a great finisher in front of goal.

He also participated in 2015 champions league final that saw him score the only goal for Juventus in a match that ended 3:1 in favor of Barca.

Although Morata won his first Champions league in 2014.

He endured for a while under Zinedine Zidane while hoping he would become the main striker ahead of Kareem Benzema but he was instead used as a super-sub: he scored 20 goals in 48 appearances before accepting to join Conte’s men with the intention of replacing Diego Costa.

At that point he had already started well when he got himself a goal and an assist in his premier league debut: he netted 8 goals in 6 Premier League appearances, including a hat-trick against Stoke City.

At that point Mitchy Batshuayi was used as the second striker after enjoying his start to life at Chelsea.

Batshuayi Joined Chelsea to compete with Diego Costa in the No.9. He really impressed at the beginning of the season but started struggling afterwards.

Missing vital opportunities but was yet satisfied to have come out from nowhere to score the only goal that saw Conte win his first Premier League Title.

Fast forward to when Giroud came in. Batshuayi was loaned to Dortmund where he scored 9 goals in 14 appearances.
He looks like a player who is always calm with his manager’s decision.

His humility also caught the eyes of Roberto Martinez as he was registered in the World Cup which made him grab his first international medal.

Batshuayi is also enduring another loan spell to Valencia but he is yet to score in Spain.

Morata has however scored one goal in 5 Premier League appearances.

Batshuayi scored two impressive goals in the UEFA nations match for Belgium against Scotland when he came in to replace Romelu Lukaku.

Batshuayi was never given the opportunity to impress as much as Morata in Chelsea but he made a lot of impact with the club which made Hazard and Pedro look even more comfortable running behind him when he is with the ball.

However, Morata isn’t strong enough to hold balls but he is superb in the air.

Who do you think is better playing in the No.9 role?

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Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.