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Monday, January 28, 2019

Chelsea's forward 'Alvaro Morata' leaves for Athletico Madrid

Alvaro Morata has left Chelsea for Atletico Madrid, signing a loan deal at the Wanda Metropolitano and bringing an end to a miserable spell in England.

The former Real Madrid forward failed to build on a promising start to life at Stamford Bridge and the writing has been on the wall for some time, with an 18-month switch to Atleti finally completed on Monday.

Morata might not be too hard on himself, though, as he is merely the latest Chelsea striker to falter in the void left by Champions League winner Didier Drogba, with the Blues hopeful new man Gonzalo Higuain can instead step up.

Amid mixed results in the transfer market, even Drogba himself, who left after inspiring the 2012 European triumph, made a return in 2014-15 to help Chelsea to another Premier League crown.

Goals continue to be a problem for Maurizio Sarri's men as Morata joins a rather uninspiring list...


Chelsea's then-record signing, for a reported £60m from Real Madrid ahead of 2017-18, Morata looked increasingly devoid of confidence in front of goal at Stamford Bridge. A return of 15 in all competitions was far from disastrous in his debut season but this term he has worn the look of a man who has forgotten what it is he is supposed to be doing. A return to Madrid, this time with Atletico, will be welcomed by all parties.


A January signing from Arsenal last year, Olivier Giroud has been largely restricted to substitute appearances, with just 12 of his 31 Premier League outings coming as a starter, despite showing signs of an excellent understanding with Eden Hazard. What does the future hold for the Frenchman in light of Higuain's arrival?


The likes of Michy Batshuayi, Alexandre Pato, Loic Remy and Demba Ba have all tried, and failed, to fill the sizeable boots left by Drogba. Chelsea will be desperate for Higuain not to join that collection of struggling strikers.

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