Carragher: Chelsea FC summer signing is good, but he’s not at Costa’s level

The Liverpool FC legend believes Chelsea FC striker Alvaro Morata isn't at the same level as Diego Costa

Chelsea duo Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso Photo: Alvaro Morata/Instagram

Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata isn’t at the same level as his predecessor Diego Costa.

The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer.

Costa scored 20 goals in both of Chelsea FC’s title-winning campaigns under Jose Mourinho and then Antonio Conte.

However, the controversial centre-forward endured a fractious relationship with the Italian head coach to result in his departure.

Chelsea FC loaned Costa to his former employers Atletico Madrid with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

Morata hit the ground running with seven goals in his opening eight games as a Chelsea FC player.

However, the 25-year-old has struggled with a loss of confidence and a loss of form in recent months to raise questions about the summer signing.

While Carragher believes Morata is a good player, the former Liverpool FC defender admitted that the ex-Juventus striker isn’t as good as Costa.

“I do think Morata is a good player, although it hasn’t quite happened for him for whatever reason,” Carragher told MNF Extra. “But he’s not yet at the level of Costa.”

Chelsea FC were 3-0 winners against West Brom on Monday night to end a two-game losing streak in the Premier League.

The Blues will take on Championship side Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round at Stamford Bridge on Friday night.

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