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Former Liverpool Star Launches Scathing Attack On Chelsea Striker Alvaro Morata Ahead Of Manchester City Test

Alvaro Morata has found life tough at Chelsea at times this season
Alvaro Morata has found life tough at Chelsea at times this season

Jamie Carragher has taken a swipe at Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata and said that the Blues should look to offload the Spanish striker as soon as they can.

Talking about the 26-year-old in his Telegraph column, former Liverpool defender Carragher said: "The reality is I do not think that Morata will ever click at Chelsea, and I am sure the club think that too."  Morata, who has scored seven goals in 21 games this season, has often come in for criticism for his ability in front of goal and Carragher wasn't holding back when talking about the former Real Madrid striker in a negative light.

“They have to be looking now for a new option next season. He is 26 and his career statistics tell you that he had not played many full seasons – 34 appearances in Serie A for Juventus in 2015-2016 is his highest league total, added Carragher.

“With a first-rate striker this [Chelsea] would be a team capable of challenging City. All Chelsea’s title-winning sides have had great strikers – Drogba or Diego Costa – and this team needs one desperately,” concluded Carragher.

Chelsea will face a daunting test this evening at 5:30pm as they host current Premier League table-toppers Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, and having only won one of their last four league matches Maurizio Sarri will need his team to fire on all cylinders if they are inflict City's first defeat of the league season.

Morata is sure to be battling it out with Olivier Giroud for a starting berth leading the Blues line tonight, but if Carragher was to have his choice then he would certainly be opting the latter of that pairing.

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