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Ray Wilkins: ‘THIS player is a better option than Alvaro Morata!’

Ray Wilkins is baffled over Chelsea boss Antonio Conte’s decision to leave Diego Costa out

Wilkins insists that the former Atletico Madrid striker still remains the better option than replacement Alvaro Morata.

The Brazilian-born Spain international has been very much absent since the end of last season after revealing that manager Conte sent him a text telling him he was no longer required.

Costa remains contracted to Chelsea until at least January, when he could be given an exit route back to Atletico, and Wilkins believes that the two men should bury the hatchet in order to bolster the Blues’ title hopes.

“I see a better footballer in Morata – better control, movement and probably quicker,” he told Sky Sports News. “But when I look at the beast in Costa… he upsets people. I’d much rather have Costa than Morata.

“Why [Chelsea] haven’t got both, I don’t know. He should be at Stamford Bridge and then Chelsea would have a proper strike force. I just can’t see why Costa is still in Brazil, playing five-a-side football on a beach with his mates.”

Morata, brought in from Real Madrid for a club-record fee in the summer, has scored three goals in five league outings so far.

See also

Diego Costa hits out at Chelsea for the THIRD time!

Club emerges as surprise suitors for Diego Costa

Chelsea fans start great debate online – Moses or Zappacosta?

  • Nick Papadakis

    We all like players with artistic flavour such as Peter Osgood of the old Chelsea was.
    We don’t like the Gert Mullers of this world.
    But re. Costa we have to find a man who is indeed better than him before we can replace him, because of his style of play. Have we ?

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