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Lacazette not in same class as Chelsea striker Morata — Arsenal hero

Stat Attack – Who signed the best striker this summer? Arsenal or Chelsea? Ex-Arsenal Star Paul Merson Claims Chelsea Good Enough To Win Champions League, Rates Morata Better Than Lacazette
Alejandro Castrejon | Setiembre 17, 2017, 17:49

Chelsea and Arsenal played out a disappointing 0-0 draw as David Luiz was sent off in the closing stages.

This has led to the Spaniard being directly involved in a goal or an assist, on average, every 55.6 minutes.

Former Arsenal striker Paul Merson rates Chelsea ace Alvaro Morata ahead of Alexandre Lacazette.

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

And with Eden Hazard now returning and the prospect of bringing another marquee striker to replace Diego Costa in January, he reckons Chelsea have a squad capable of being 'virtually unstoppable'. The point means they remain three adrift of their rivals and six off Manchester City at the top, having gone 14 matches without beating a top-six team away from home in the top flight.

Despite Morata's best attempts to distract Bellerin, the Arsenal player spoke of his confidence that the Gunners could leave West London with a positive result.

The half-time whistle has come at a great time, to be sure.

Conte brought on Tiemoue Bakayoko for Pedro, who had taken a knock, at half-time and Willian fired an effort at Cech as the Blues looked to make a fast start after the break.

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

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.

The strikers arrived in the Premier League as record transfers for their clubs in the summer as Morata joined Chelsea from Real Madrid for £65 million, while Lacazette moved from Lyon to Arsenal for £52 million.