Gonzalo Higuain’s Loan move from Juventus to Chelsea is looking more and more likely, so how does he stack up when compared to Alvaro Morata?
Gonzalo Higuain seems all set to complete his Loan move to Chelsea. The Juventus player is currently on loan at AC Milan, and Manager Gennaro Gattuso chooses to leave the player out of his first-team squad, and Gattuso has admitted that Higuain has communicated his desire to move to West London. According to reports, Higuain could complete his move pending a medical by Wednesday at the latest making him eligible for Chelsea’s League Cup semi-final clash against Tottenham. So with the move so close, let’s see how Higuain compares to the Player he’s replacing, Alvaro Morata.
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The Stats listed above are League stats for Club Football since the start of the 2015/16 Season. Barring the assists column, Higuain is miles ahead of Morata, more importantly, he has scored a lot more Goals than the Spaniard, Morata has scored 38 Goals in 107 appearances (65 starts) while Higuain has 82 Goals in 123 appearances (114 starts). Sure, it can be argued that Higuain has a lot more starts under his belt, but Morata has been benched often across the last 18 months because of his own poor performance when he starts.
Furthermore, Higuain’s most successful campaign with respect to Goal scoring came under Maurizio Sarri in the 2015-16 that saw Higuain score 38 Goals in all competitions in 42 appearances. Higuain not only understands the essence of Sarriball but also thrives on it, Sarri is the manager that got the best out of Higuain, and their combination may exactly be what Chelsea needs.
Why Higuain will succeed at Chelsea:
* He doesn't score only headers like…
* Our build up will make him drop inside to see a lot of the ball, no isolation.
* Pipita is someone who shoots from any angle.
* A specialist in outside the box goals.
* A killer in the box pic.twitter.com/kKy5AnDDhB
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) January 21, 2019
Alvaro Morata is a very one-dimensional player with qualities that don’t complement each other, he has decent pace but no physicality to complement his quickness, he has great movement in the box but his ball control is questionable, his forte is heading but then again because of his lack of physicality he cannot take all of his chances. Morata has never been the first choice striker at any Club he’s gone to, and that has affected his ability to perform in pressure situations. In every sense, Morata is turning out to be a misfit for Chelsea.
Higuain, on the other hand, has been a lethal goalscorer at almost every Club he’s gone to and barring the brief period at Real Madrid with Benzema, Higuain has been the first-choice striker at all his teams. He’s good from outside and Inside the box, shoots from different angles and is immensely experienced. Maurizio Sarri is currently going through a tough phase at Chelsea and is looking for players to step-up, Higuain could very well be that player for him.