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Fantasy Football 2017/18: How much will Alvaro Morata cost you next season?

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Alvaro Morata and fantasy football manager everywhere are desperate to get him in their teams.

While Roman Abramovich may have forked out an initial fee of £58million for the Spain international, you lot can have him for much cheaper.

We’ve priced Morata at £5.0m.

Bargain? Or rip-off?

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Bargain? Or rip-off?

That makes him way cheaper than the likes of Harry Kane (£8.0m), Alexis Sanchez (£7.5m) and Sergio Aguero (£7.0m).

He’s even cheaper than Man United new boy Romelu Lukaku (£6.0m) and Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino (£5.5m).

Tempting right? But who else could you have up top for £5.0m?

Arsenal’s record signing Alexandre Lacazette is the same price and an equally appealing option.

As is Man City wonderkid Gabriel Jesus who looks set to shine for Man City this season after an impressive start to his Premier League career last campaign.

The arrival of Gabriel Jesus in January sparked rumours of Agueros exit

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Jesus, Lacazette and Morata are the £5.0m options up front

What will Morata bring to the Premier League?

With Diego Costa firmly in Antonio Conte’s bad books and desperate for a Stamford Bridge exit, Chelsea’s new record signing will be tasked with leading the line for the defending champions.

With Eden Hazard in close company, Morata will get plenty of chances and if his performances last season are anything to go by he’ll probably convert more often than not.

Only Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals for Real Madrid last term, despite the fact Morata only made 14 starts for Los Blancos in La Liga.

The 24-year-old scored 20 goals in all competitions which is a seriously impressive haul for an impact substitute.

Alvaro Morata proudly hold a Chelsea shirt after signing for Blues

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Morata scored more headers than any other Madrid player and so should be able adjust to the physicality of the Premier League.

He is also surprisingly mobile for a forward comfortably over 6ft.

 

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Our ratings providers WhoScored gave him an average rating of 7.17 – remember, you get three points every time a player of yours is given a rating of 7+.

Morata picked up eight yellow cards in La Liga last season which is a fair few for a forward so be wary of the fact he may be deducted a point every now and then through a lack of discipline.

Morata is going to be the premier forward for the team that were comfortably the best in the country last season.

That puts him in a strong position to rack up mountains of fantasy football points.

And for £3.0m cheaper than Kane, he’s definitely worth considering.

Gerry Armstrong says Alvaro Morata is like a classic No9

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Morata did well for Madrid last season despite limited playing time

When can I sign up?

You can start get your teams in now! And don’t leave it until the last minute.

The closing date for the season game is the first day of the Premier League campaign on August 11 2017.

That’s Leicester’s trip to Arsenal of the Friday night which has the potential to catch a few out. Best to get your teams in now.

Keep up to date with all the latest fantasy football news and updates with our fantasy football live blog.


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