Alvaro Morata Has Been Caught Offside More Than A Premier League Team This Season
Remember when Sir Alex Ferguson famously said "That lad [Filippo Inzaghi] must have been born offside" when he was told that the former AC Milan striker was the most offside player in the history of the game?
Well, a Premier League striker going by the name of Alvaro Morata might just steal that crown after a shocking statistic emerged from this weekend's action.
We would love to get Fergie's reaction to this news.
Morata has been caught in an offside position an incredible 16 times in two hours of football.
To put that in context, the Spaniard has been offside every 7 minutes and 30 seconds in the Premier League this season. Not to mention the other two decisions.
The fact that Morata has been flagged more than Premier League side Bournemouth this season just puts the cherry on top of the cake, for me.
:x: Offsides this season:- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 24, 2018
:cherries: Bournemouth - 16
:large_blue_circle: Alvaro Morata - 18
Offside more than an entire club :see_no_evil: pic.twitter.com/vZ7ec16KbB
You'll be surprised to learn that the Chelsea forward is also been pulled up more times than any other player in the Premier League this season. Shock, horror.
Plenty on social media reacted to the news during and after their 3-1 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday, and you guessed it, people were quite perplexed.
Take it away, Twitter:
Offsides this season:- OLUmide (@captainsalazar0) November 25, 2018
Bournemouth - 16
Alvaro Morata - 18
Chelsea Fans pic.twitter.com/pUqkQlqXNK
Álvaro Morata has been offside more times this season than Bournemouth Football Club.- . (@OfficialCheIs) November 25, 2018
A whole football club. Simply unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/o77q2xcfPp
Offside this season:- Nouman (@nomifooty) November 24, 2018
Bournemouth (16), Alvaro Morata (18)
He has been offside more times than an entire club. pic.twitter.com/o1F1ub6Ry3
Morata was born offside.- - (@AnfieldRd96) November 24, 2018
We have no chance of scoring today if Morata doesn't learn the offside rule...- Talk Chelsea (@talkchelsea) November 24, 2018
"Alvaro Morata offside"- TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) November 24, 2018
Copy and paste. Repeat.
How can you be a pro centre forward but not understand what offside is. I've come to the realisation that Morata doesn't actually understand the rule man. He can't. Man will be watching across the line and still make movement long before the pass has been played. Trash- MYE (@Ajim_Cfc) November 25, 2018
Do you reckon someone will mention the offside rule to Morata at Cobham today?- CFC FANTV (@cfc_fantv) November 25, 2018
Let's get the salt and pepper shakers out and teach Morata the offside rule.
In fact, here you go Alvaro, just watch this YouTube clip and let me know how it goes. This will make you an expert in under two minutes, apparently.
Thank me later.