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The Skipper

9. Álvaro Morata

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Again also mad with him for missing 3 1v1s, but just the silver lining here: he made great runs and plays to be able to get to up to 3 1v1s.

my point is that other players wouldn’t have scored either because they perhaps wouldn’t have been in those positions. At least not 3 times.

^^ when strikers are off, esp in the same game, the trend usually follows. Same when they are on, hence why not subbing scorers.

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1 minute ago, Sir Mikel OBE said:

The saddest thing is, when he was through on goal for the first goal, you just KNEW he wasn't going to score. Never thought he would completely miss the target all together though.

 

 

That's what I was able to write haha. You didn't think yay here we go just uh oh how can this go wrong.. Oh like that 

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We are screwed in the Champions League against Barcelona, not one doubt after today. They will be games where we have to take every single opportunity, because we won't have many. But this season we are wasting our chances for fun.

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Just now, Robguima said:

Again also mad with him for missing 3 1v1s, but just the silver lining here: he made great runs and plays to be able to get to up to 3 1v1s.

my point is that other players wouldn’t have scored either because they perhaps wouldn’t have been in those positions. At least not 3 times.

We just want a striker who makes those runs and finishes them. Is that a lit to ask for when you are spending 50m plus on a striker...... are we really that desperate that we have to settle for a striker who makes good runs but doesn't finish them. We are one of the biggest clubs in Europe ffs.

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4 minutes ago, nono said:

Nahh. I don't recall Torres missing three sitters.

He missed about 100 sitters thats why. There is no comparison between Torres and Morata, Torres took about 6 months to get his first Chelsea goal, Morata took about 10 minutes. Moratas finishing shadows a match where he did everything else to a decent standard. Ultimately you judge strikers on goals so that won't be talked about and after the chances he had rightly so but hes not even on the same page as Torres. 

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Just now, Georgy said:

He might work as 2nd striker.

If Hazard was taller that would be the ideal solution...

Michy seems the better finisher with his feet but ultimately inferior with his overall hold up and link up play.. not sure playing alongside Morata will guarantee goals..

I'd rather put Pedro up front, dude can score from anywhere...

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1 minute ago, OneMoSalah said:

He missed about 100 sitters thats why. There is no comparison between Torres and Morata, Torres took about 6 months to get his first Chelsea goal, Morata took about 10 minutes. Moratas finishing shadows a match where he did everything else to a decent standard. Ultimately you judge strikers on goals so that won't be talked about and after the chances he had rightly so but hes not even on the same page as Torres. 

He never missed three sitters in one game, this was an insanely bad performance from Morata.

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4 minutes ago, DDA said:

We just want a striker who makes those runs and finishes them. Is that a lit to ask for when you are spending 50m plus on a striker...... are we really that desperate that we have to settle for a striker who makes good runs but doesn't finish them. We are one of the biggest clubs in Europe ffs.

Whoever has him won’t sell to us.

thats why we need to make bets such as Morata.

consider that even when his finishing was shit, he played well. While other players go through same patches while producing little to nothing.

^^They were not sitters - it’s not a sitter when you are the one who creates the chance... :) 

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Only reason I'm not raging about him is that he has been scoring this season. But FFS, you're main #9 who cost as much as he did needs to score at least the majority of his 1v1's. Missing one every now and then is fine. Missing nearly all of them is ridiculous.

Diego Costa would've had a hat-trick today it must be said. The likes of Kane, Aguero, or Salah bury those chances. Morata has a mental block and his sloppiness has cost us 3 massive points there.

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11 minutes ago, nono said:

Serious question. Does anyone on here remember a worse performance by a Chelsea striker in all their years of watching the club ? 

Nope. Genuinely.

 

The first one-on-one, he had so much time to finish. 

The second one, to be fair the defender did well to narrow the angle but even so, any striker worth their salt puts the ball across the goalkeeper rather than going near post.

But the third one. Jesus. It's sitting up perfectly for him. He's got the time to choose if he wants to dink it, go with his laces, side-foot it. So he decides to fucking toe-poke it straight at the keeper.

 

He seriously needs to take a long, hard look, because I don't see him lasting another 18 months in this league. Not cut out for it. 

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Just now, Kieran. said:

He never missed three sitters in one game, this was an insanely bad performance from Morata.

Maybe because he never got into good positions often enough to miss three sitters in a game :ph34r:

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2 minutes ago, OneMoSalah said:

He missed about 100 sitters thats why. There is no comparison between Torres and Morata, Torres took about 6 months to get his first Chelsea goal, Morata took about 10 minutes. Moratas finishing shadows a match where he did everything else to a decent standard. Ultimately you judge strikers on goals so that won't be talked about and after the chances he had rightly so but hes not even on the same page as Torres. 

Give the chance that Torres scored against Barcelona to Morata and we would have come crashing out of the 2012 Champions League

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3 minutes ago, Kieran. said:

He never missed three sitters in one game, this was an insanely bad performance from Morata.

That's true but there was games when Torres was generally a disaster, like the net would be half empty and all he'd have to do is touch it and it would end up smashing his shin and flying over the bar or something. I doubt we'll ever have to experience shit like that again although tonight was pretty bad for Alvaro. Really if he'd scored at least one it wouldnt have been that bad, think last one was most difficult cause it has to come down, its obvious hes not confident after the other two but even then he just needed to lift it over Cech. Costa would have got 2 out of 3 at least.

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Stop using his "positioning and movement" as some kind of excuse or a way to justify him, he was SHIT.

I could maybe overlook this if it was a freak occurence, but he does it almost every fucking game! That's not good enough! His artsy-fartsy fancy-pants link-up and movement mean fuck all if he's not on the end to put them in. Depressing stuff really. :drunk:

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4 minutes ago, Kieran. said:

He never missed three sitters in one game, this was an insanely bad performance from Morata.

That's because Torres rarely got into goalscoring positions in the first place. But yeah, Morata was utterly hopeless tonight! :rant:

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In other matches when he missed his sitter, we at least won the game. But tonight, and against Atletico, he cost us big, big, big time. Not acceptable.

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Just now, manpe said:

Stop using his "positioning and movement" as some kind of excuse or a way to justify him, he was SHIT.

I could maybe overlook this if it was a freak occurence, but he does it almost every fucking game! That's not good enough! His artsy-fartsy fancy-pants link-up and movement mean fuck all if he's not on the end to put them in. Depressing stuff really. :drunk:

That excuse works so well on hazard thread though ... :D 

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1 minute ago, manpe said:

Stop using his "positioning and movement" as some kind of excuse or a way to justify him, he was SHIT.

I could maybe overlook this if it was a freak occurence, but he does it almost every fucking game! That's not good enough! His artsy-fartsy fancy-pants link-up and movement mean fuck all if he's not on the end to put them in. Depressing stuff really. :drunk:

You can't really stop using those excuses because he gets into those positions more than any other striker in the league. To do that is a great skill. It's just that when he gets there he shits his pants.

Confidence must be at rock bottom right now.

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His finishing is poor but wow, now some fans saying he should be a super-sub and Batshuayi is better than him. Ridiculous. Couldn't make it up. He needs extra work on the training pitch but apart from that his movement is better than any striker we have had for a long while. His movement causes havoc for defenders. If only his runs and ability to get into one on ones matched his finishing, then he would be on tons of goals. Frustrating, however let's back him and support him. He will get his striking boots sorted with time.

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