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The Spain international joined the Blues in a club-record £60million move from Real Madrid this summer, having failed to play regularly at the Bernabeu last season.
Still, Morata performed well in a super-sub role and finished the campaign with 20 goals in all competitions, leading Cascarino to believe he will prove a better signing than Alexandre Lacazette, whom he could face in tomorrow’s Community Shield clash with Arsenal.
Chelsea appear to have taken something of a gamble by signing Morata to replace last season’s top scorer Diego Costa, but Cascarino believes he’ll show his value to the club.
‘He will fit Chelsea’s system perfectly,’ Cascarino wrote in The Times.
‘He will have to be up for the fight like Diego Costa but he has all the attributes as a target man. He has played for Juventus and Real Madrid so his technical skills have been honed and are perfect for holding the ball up and bringing team-mates into the game.
‘He won’t burst clear of defenders but has decent pace once he gets going. His speed is based more on anticipation in the box and an ability to nip in front of defenders for a first-time finish – I think he will get a lot of goals like this.
‘He can score with both feet and reminds me a bit of Ruud van Nistelrooy but isn’t quite as good a poacher. A lot of his goals will be scored in the box with first-time finishes and reaction shots.
‘He is not ahead of Lacazette on talent but he’s more of a complete player and will suit his new team better.’
Arsenal also broke their transfer record to bring in Lacazette from Lyon, with the Frenchman impressing last season with 37 goals.