Thursday, 2 November 2017

Chelsea are missing the nastiness of Costa, Says Cascarino

It hasn't been the season of Chelsea yet, with the 3-0 loss against Roma in the Champions League and a nine-point difference with English Premier League leaders Man City.
According to former Chelsea striker Tony Cascarino, this is partly due to the lack of physicality up front.

Cascarino said to The Times: "Alvaro Morata is a big talent but I wonder if Chelsea are missing the nastiness of Diego Costa up front."

In the eyes of the former Blues striker, the Spanish centre forward may be too nice.
The former Blues striker told The Times: “Alvaro Morata is a big talent but I wonder if Chelsea are missing the nastiness of Diego Costa up front.

“Morata is such an honest player: [against Roma] he literally picked up Federico Fazio when the Roma defender fell to the floor.

“I can just imagine Costa shoving Fazio aside if he had been in the same position.

“Morata scores plenty of goals and is a fine all-round player but Costa was always on the edge; bullying people, fouling or being fouled.

“Perhaps Chelsea as a whole have become nicer to play against.

“I remember I would pick up opponents in the early part of my career but, by the end, I certainly didn’t.

“I learned that no centre back would do the same for me.”

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