Why Chelsea must not hesitate and swap Alvaro Morata for Gonzalo Higuain
The 25-year-old was dropped for certain games due to lack of form. If the first-choice striker is left out of games without injury issues, it can be deduced that neither the manager nor the club can rely on him.
Meanwhile, Gonzalo Higuain had another terrific season for Juventus in the previous campaign. The 30-year-old is yet to taste Premier League football, but if given an opportunity, he has the skills to do well. The striker was not a regular starter for Argentina in their recently concluded World Cup campaign. Regardless, he has the quality to be the first name on the team sheet.
Let us compare stats and figures to conclude as to why Chelsea should swap them this summer.
Stats Comparison – Morata vs Higuain
Morata scored only 10 goals in 30 Premier League appearances last season whereas Higuain netted 15 times in 31 games. The difference in goals per game ratio between the two players is quite clear. However, both strikers possess the capability to create chances for the team. While the Spaniard created 34 chances, Argentine fabricated 29 of them.
During the last term, Morata missed numerous big chances and that was a major drawback for Chelsea. The 25-year-old spurned 17 massive opportunities to score. In that aspect, Higuain is better in front of goal.
In terms of physical strength, Higuain is superior to Morata. More often than not, Morata is on the ground following minimal contact which is frustrating, to say the least. Higuain, on the other hand, possesses the required bulkiness to shrug off defenders in the Premier League.
Even if Higuain cannot be viewed as the ideal upgrade for Morata, Chelsea will get better returns from the Argentine. He has the experience and technical knowledge of playing at the highest level, Furthermore, his physical strength should help him work wonders in a league as demanding as the English top-flight. With that in mind, the Blues should swap them without a doubt.