Morata is only ranked the 10th-best striker in the Premier League
Writing for Four Four Two, Joe Brewin ranks the Premier League's marksmen. Things aren't going that well for the ex-Madrid forward.
10. Alvaro Morata
"The much-maligned Spaniard is praying for a new lease of life under Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea – and if Saturday's fine goal against Arsenal is anything to go by, the signs are promising.
"Morata is at least being given a second chance ahead of Olivier Giroud as the Blues' focal point up front, which is the only way to ensure his fragile confidence isn't completely obliterated in 2018/19.
"The 25-year-old missed out on Spain's World Cup squad and then relinquished Chelsea's cursed No.9 shirt in the summer (previous wearers: Fernando Torres! Falcao! Steve Sidwell! And, er... Khalid Boulahrouz!), so a bright start to the new campaign could be vital for a player who is so reliant on healthy headspace.
Top-9 Premier League strikers, as per Four Four Two:
9/ Marko Arnautović
8. Wilfried Zaha
7. Romelu Lukaku
6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
5. Jamie Vardy
4. Gabriel Jesus
3. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
2. Harry Kane (Tottenham)
1. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)