Lampard: Morata faces fight to replace Costa

Frank Lampard thinks Chelsea striker Diego Costa has proven that he is one of the best target men in the world while at Chelsea and suspects Alvaro Morata may find it difficult to replace him.Costa is required to leave Chelsea for Atletico Madrid in the coming weeks in the wake of dropping out with mentor Antonio Conte, notwithstanding the match cooperating to secure the Premier League title last season. 

Morata has since joined Chelsea in a £68 million move from Real Madrid, however, Lampard conceives that Costa’s nonattendance may at present be felt, regardless of the enormous venture.

“I am a major devotee of Diego Costa, I don’t underrate him and I don’t think any Chelsea fans do,” said Lampard, who now acts as a football master at BT Sport.

“I think Costa was well known there due to the overall striker he will be, he is up there with the best on the planet regarding being a major target man.

“He can be an objective, run the line and he can likewise score objectives. He can be a predictable issue for any safeguard. He is difficult to supplant, I don’t think supplant somebody precisely in his shape yet in Morata, I think they have a youthful player with extraordinary development.

50.6% – Of players with more than 10 @PremierLeague appearances, Diego Costa has scored in the most noteworthy % of his diversions (45/89). Consistent.

“He is a decent finisher, he scored around 20 objectives a year ago at Real Madrid and they will require him as their fundamental striker this year.”

Lampard is Chelsea’s most elevated ever goalscorer having gotten 211 times in a blue shirt and is viewed as one of the club’s most noteworthy ever players. He keeps up a nearby association with his previous club, regardless of withdrawing in 2014 to join title rivals Manchester City, and trusts that Costa’s disposition wasn’t the reason that he is leaving Stamford Bridge.

“Costa was preferred in the changing area,” Lampard proceeded. “I think he was more troublesome on the contribute [than the dressing room]. He played on the edge and we as a whole observed that. In the changing area, I heard he was joyful, got on well with every one of the fellows.

“So I don’t think he was an issue on that front. I think he was open a year ago about Atletico Madrid and from that point there was bits of gossip all the time so I think it was as much him contemplating clearing out. It now appears like he at last will.”

Notwithstanding being troubled with the offer of Costa, Lampard is sure that Chelsea can hold the Premier League title with enough ability staying at the club.

Lampard additionally trusts that Chelsea will include a couple of more players amongst now and exchange due date day on August 31 and has a positive message for fanatics of the club.

Willian uncovers fizzled Man Utd talks “I don’t think it is a simple inquiry to state who will win the Premier League this year,” he included. “It is as open as it has ever been as of late.

“I simply feel for Chelsea, even in spite of losing huge players like Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, Alvaro Morata has come in and Tiemoue Bakayoko for Matic.
“I surmise that they will add to their squad before the window closed and I feel that they were so predictable a year ago, with a director who was driven to the point, that I favour them again this year.

“Alternate groups will be a major danger. Manchester City will be a noteworthy danger, I would state, however they have likewise gotten a great deal of players and it is not as basic that they will come in and adjust straight away.

“I concede I have gone for Chelsea to win it with my heart too, however, a touch of my head too in light of the fact that they are a group who knows how to win too.”

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