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Ex-Arsenal Star Paul Merson Claims Chelsea Good Enough To Win Champions League, Rates Morata Better Than Lacazette
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17 Setiembre, 2017

Morata slightly edges things at present, with three goals in five appearances compared to Lacazette's return of two, and Merson believes the 24-year-old will prove to be a shrewd addition for the Blues and the Premier League.

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea have a genuine chance of winning the Champions League this season after shrugging off their opening day home defeat to Burnley to win four straight games, according to former Arsenal player turned pundit Paul Merson.

Earlier, Danny Welbeck and Pedro had good opportunities to score.

The second half lacked the excitement of the first and the introductions of Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez from the two substitutes' benches did not provide the desired spark.

Both have hit the ground running to offer an immediate return on the sizeable investment made in their talent.

"Last summer it was close", he told the Daily Mail.

"I like Lacazette don't get me wrong, but if I was playing Real Madrid on Saturday he would play in front of Lacazette".

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The Gunners then suffered a blow when Welbeck was lost to injury, Olivier Giroud coming on, but the substitutes could not liven up proceedings.

Aaron Ramsey dribbled into the Chelsea penalty area, sneaking between Cesar Azpilicueta and Luiz, and after the Welshman's shot came back off the post an off-balance Lacazette contrived to hook the ball over the bar from five yards out.

The visitors thought they had taken the lead with 15 minutes remaining when Shkodran Mustafi found the net, but the defender was well offside before heading in Granit Xhaka's free-kick.


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