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Here’s why Alvaro Morata will *definitely* score a header against Arsenal

There’s nothing quite like seeing a striker rise up above his man and bullet a header past the goalkeeper.

No one has been more prolific in the Premier League’s air traffic than Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata this season.


The most prolific head in the Premier League

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The most prolific head in the Premier League

Now when you think of frail Premier League defences that could be susceptible to a bit of an aerial bombardment, who comes to mind?

You’ve said Arsenal, haven’t you. Wouldn’t you just know it, the Gunners travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea this Sunday.

Half of the Premier League goals Arsenal have conceded this season came from headers.

We can hear Morata licking his lips from here.


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Their wing-backs play extremely high and so there will be acres of space for Alonso, Moses or Zappacosta.

With his brilliant movement and ability in the air, I’m going for Morata to score a header.

Add it to your betslip: Morata to score from a header, 4/1

All three of Morata’s Premier League goals this season have come from headers (the mathematicians among you will know that’s 100%).

But is this just a flash in the pan? No, 27% of all Morata’s Madrid goals were headers.

Ten days ago he scored his first of the night for Spain in an 8-0 win against Lichtenstein with a textbook header, while his aerial effort came back off the bar allowing Iago Aspas to score late on in the game.

He’s done a nugent

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He’s done a nugent

However there’s another reason we’re predicting a Morata header this week.

Wing-back Davide Zappacosta, who joined Chelsea from Torino on deadline day, is something of an Italian David(e) Beckham.

Okay, maybe that’s going a bit far, but no defender provided more crossed assists in Serie A last season.

The moment you realise you’re playing Arsenal next

The moment you realise you’re playing Arsenal next

If you think Morata is going to score against Arsenal, headed or otherwise, then why don’t you pick him in you Dream Team Weekender side?

With 28 points he’s the fifth highest scoring striker on Dream Team, which is reflected in his price tag of £5.6m.

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