The debate on who the better striker is between Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku was put to rest on Sunday evening, November 5 after Morata’s lone strike gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester United.
The Spaniard netted the winner for The Blues on the 55th minutes as his striking counterpart fell horribly short at the other end of the pitch.
Chelsea came into today’s game on the back of a 3-0 loss to Roma in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, with Conte hoping to avoid another defeat.
The Italian welcomed defensive midfielder, Kante back to the team and also dropped Brazilian David Luiz for Andreas Christensen whose performance throughout the match was one of a man who looked at home in the Premier League.
Given the noise that greeted the summer transfer involving Alvaro Morata and Romelu Lukaku which saw the former end up at Chelsea and the latter at Manchester United, it was expected that their first meeting would prove who the best striker is.
Morata, who had not scored in seven games before today’s match against United, showed Lukaku how to snap a goalless streak with a quality display of forwarding play, scoring the only goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 win while Lukaku stretched his run without a goal to 567 minutes.
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The win means Chelsea now have 22 points in 11 games just a point behind Manchester United (23 points) and 9 points behind Manchester City (31 points) in the English Premier League.