'Another Torres', 'Waste of money' - Chelsea fans react to Morata display v Arsenal
By Abigail Withey
Chelsea fans have been emphatic in their response to Alvaro Morata’s penalty miss during the deciding shoot-out against Arsenal in the Community Shield clash on Sunday – and some have asked for the return of centre-forward Diego Costa.
Chelsea were defeated by Arsene Wenger’s side 4-1 on penalties after both the teams finished with a goal apiece after 90 minutes.
Gary Cahill netted the Blues’ only penalty while keeper Thibaut Courtois missed and £60 million new recruit Alvaro Morato sent his shot wide.
Chelsea fans have expressed their frustration at Morata’s Community Shield performance – with many supporters highly critical of his miss from the spot after costing so much money.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Costa would've scored just saying
— ♛ Nick ♛ (@nickcaperton) August 6, 2017
Lol our new signing can't even score a simple penalty
— James Apollo ✪ (@Apozze) August 6, 2017
Morata is another Torres in making ????????
— SR (@suradipray) August 6, 2017
Another striker we will ruin. Everybody better have enjoyed the summer as champions because we are in for a rough season. We are terrible 🙁
— Megatron's_Fury (@Megatrons_Fury) August 6, 2017
Waste of money on morata
— agnelo cardozo (@agnelocardozo2) August 6, 2017
Ask for the money back, this guy is another Fernando torres
— Carlos Andres Rivera (@Timundi) August 6, 2017
Chelsea announced that they had signed Morata on a five-year-deal from Real Madrid at the end of July for a fee close to £60 million.
The 21-time capped Spain international made an impact at the La Liga outfit, after initially growing through their development squads.
He scored 20 goals in 43 appearances across all competitions last season and was part of the squad that won the Champions League.
Blues boss Antonio Conte has made four new recruits, including Morata, and has added Monaco’s Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger from Roma and former Manchester City keeper Willy Caballero.
In other Chelsea news, a four-year deal was signed as this defender left the club.