Alvaro Morata Made History During Chelsea's Win Over Everton
Alvaro Morata might not have been Chelsea's first choice striker to sign this summer but now they've got him they'll be very pleased. Today the Spaniard broke a Premier League record in his third game in the division.
At one point in the summer it very much looked like Alvaro Morata would be heading to Old Trafford but a switch up in everything we knew sent the Real Madrid striker to Stamford Bridge instead.
It's been quite a difficult summer for Antonio Conte with most of his signings merely replacements for players who have left, Tiemoué Bakayoko replaced Nemanja Matic, Antonio Rudiger replaced John Terry and Morata was brought in to replace Diego Costa, who hasn't actually left yet.
Bakayoko was initially bought to play with Matic but then Chelsea sold him to Manchester United. Image: PA
That has left the Chelsea manager quite frustrated and desperate to bring in more players. An opening day defeat to Burnley, with two men sent off, didn't exactly help his mood but he boosted it with a victory over Spurs the week later.
This weekend was another test this time at home to, who had drawn with Manchester City the previous Monday, but it was fairly simple for the Blues who came out on top with a 2-0 win and Morata was instrumental with a goal and an assist, which helped him make history:
2 - Alvaro Morata is the first player in Premier League history to both score & assist a goal in each of his first two home games. Handy. pic.twitter.com/tbIJ8tzA5P
- OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 27, 2017
What makes the stat even more impressive is the fact it means that Morata has actually been involved in all of Chelsea's home Premier League goals this season, either scoring or setting them up.
Against Burnley he came on with the team 3-0 down and still managed the feat despite the fact that Gary Cahill and latterly Cesc Fabregas were given early marching orders.
Morata attempts to pull Chelsea back from an impossible situation. Image: PA
It doesn't matter if you were the first choice transfer target or not as long as you play like it when you arrive in the team and that's exactly what Morata is doing up to now!