How did Diego Costa compare to Alvaro Morata this season?

How did Diego Costa compare to Alvaro Morata this season?

How did Chelsea’s Diego Costa compare to Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata this season?

The Real Madrid attacker has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks with some saying Morata has chosen which club he desires.

However, Morata has now emerged as a key target for Chelsea, especially, with Diego Costa being told he is not in Antonio Conte’s plans next season and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata linked to Chelsea, let’s take a look at how the two compared this season 2016/17.

Chances created – Chelsea striker Diego Costa narrowly edged the number of opportunities made for teammates, with an average of 1.23 per 90 minutes in the league to Morata’s 1.14.

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Aerial duels – In the air Diego Costa was second as his 23% win ratio in headers paled in comparison to the 50% Morata managed.

Goals scored – Real Madrid’s back-up centre-forward also dominates the in the striking area, with an astonishing 1.01 goals per 90 minutes against the 0.58 of Costa.

Keep in mind, they both play in different leagues, so it’s up to the eye of the beholder and their perspective of which league is tougher to play in.

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