'Alvaro Morata will never click at Chelsea… he has no future there': Jamie

‘Alvaro Morata will never click at Chelsea… he has no future there’: Jamie Carragher insists Spaniard is on borrowed time at Stamford Bridge after string of poor performances

  • Jamie Carragher insists striker Alvaro Morata ‘will never click’ at Chelsea
  • Morata has endured a frustrating spell at Stamford Bridge since joining in 2017
  • Carragher believes the club must act now to become title contenders again 

Jamie Carragher insists Alvaro Morata ‘will never click’ at Chelsea and that the Spanish striker has no future at Stamford Bridge.

Morata has endured a frustrating spell at Stamford Bridge since joining from Real Madrid in a deal worth £70.6million in July 2017.

He has been a regular in the side of late under Maurizio Sarri but a host of disappointing performances have once again raised questions about his ability to lead the line for the club. 

Jamie Carragher insists Alvaro Morata 'will never click' at Chelsea and has no future there

Jamie Carragher insists Alvaro Morata ‘will never click’ at Chelsea and has no future there

In his column in the Daily Telegraph, former Liverpool defender and Sky Sports pundit Carragher spoke about Didier Drogba’s impact on the club and the stark difference in quality between the Ivorian and Morata.

He said: ‘I think Drogba changed the perceptions about what a striker could do and the way in which a team could be shaped.

‘It begs the question as to what his latest successor Alvaro Morata will be remembered for at the club and, as things stand, I find it hard to believe he has a future there.

‘Assessing him as a centre-half I can see he has great ability but he also strikes me as an opponent whom a good defender can dominate.

‘He is Chelsea’s most expensive outfield player of all time at £58 million and second in value only to Kepa Arrizabalaga, for their biggest fee paid. From that perspective I understand why Maurizio Sarri is persisting with him. The reality is I do not think that Morata will ever click at Chelsea, and I am sure the club think that too.’

He has netted seven goals in 20 games this season and Carragher says he must be replaced

He has netted seven goals in 20 games this season and Carragher says he must be replaced

Morata scored 15 goals across all competitions last season but failed to establish himself as the club’s first-choice No 9 under pressure from Olivier Giroud.

So far this season he has netted seven goals in 20 appearances and Carragher believes the Blues must replace him sooner rather than later if they are to become realistic title contenders again.

Carragher added: ‘They have to be looking now for a new option next season. He is 26 and his career statistics tell you that he had not played many full seasons – 34 appearances in Serie A for Juventus in 2015-2016 is his highest league total.

‘Chelsea cannot wait. With a first-rate striker this would be a team capable of challenging City. All Chelsea’s title-winning sides have had great strikers – Drogba or Diego Costa – and this team needs one desperately.