Chelsea FC most expensive player 2018
Who is the Chelsea FC most expensive player in 2018? Who is the worth the most at Chelsea? Here we look at the Chelsea FC most expensive player in 2018.
Chelsea FC have a lot of stars in their team. Players such as Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante are all worth a lot of money. But who is the Chelsea FC most expensive player?
Chelsea FC Most Expensive Player 2018
Who is the Chelsea FC most expensive player? Alvaro Morata is the Chelsea FC most expensive player in 2018.
Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata for £58 million in 2017 in what was a club record signing. Morata was signed from Real Madrid as a replacement for Diego Costa.
The 25-year-old has scored 11 goals for Chelsea this season so far (as of April 2018).
Beginning of his career (Real Madrid)
Alvaro Morata was born in Madrid and signed for Real Madrid in 2008 from Getafe CF. Morata had played for Atletico Madrid and Getafe as a youth player. After performing well for the Real Madrid C team, Morata was promoted to the B team.
In 2010, Morata made his debut for Real Madrid B in a friendly match against AD Alcorcon.
His career progression from then on was fast. Morata made his debut for the Real Madrid first team in December 2010. He came on as a substitute for Angel Di Maria in a 3-1 win against Real Zaragoza.
The young Spaniard scored his first goal for Real Madrid (first team) in November 2012. Morata came on in the 83rd minute and scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win against Levante UD.
In February 2013, Morata made his first official start for Real Madrid against Rayo Vallecano. He scored the opening goal in just three minutes.
In the 2013/14 season, Morata became a regular member of the first-team squad under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
In total, Morata scored 10 goals in 37 appearances for Real Madrid between 2010 and 2014.
Career progression: Juventus
Alvaro Morata moved to Juventus in July 2014. Morata signed a five-year contract for a €20 million fee. However, Real Madrid only sold Morata with a buy-back option in his contract.
Morata made his debut in the Serie A on 13 September against Udinese. Two weeks later, Morata scored his first goal for Juventus with a header at Atalanta.
He then became more of a first-team player from then on- but he still was used from the bench a lot.
In total Morata made 63 appearances for Juventus and scored 15 goals between 2014-2016.
Morata’s return to Real Madrid
Alvaro Morata was making an impression on the world stage with Juventus. So in June 2016, Real Madrid used their buy-back clause to bring Morata back. Madrid signed Morata for €30 million.
New manager Zinedine Zidane favored Karim Benzema as the first-choice striker. So Morata found it hard to start many times at Madrid in the 2016/17 season. But, even though Morata spent the majority of his time at Real Madrid on the bench, he still scored 15 goals in 26 appearances.
Morata won the La liga and the Champions League that season with Real Madrid.
Alvaro Morata’s move to Chelsea
In July 2017, Chelsea announced they had signed Morata from Real Madrid for a club record fee. Chelsea bought Morata for £58 million with possible add-ons included in his contract.
Morata made his debut for Chelsea in a pre-season Community Shield match. He came on as a substitute and played well but missed an important penalty in a penalty shoot-out. But, Morata kicked on from there and managed to score his first goal for Chelsea in the first Premier League game of the season against Burnley.
Later on in the 2017/18 season, Morata scored his first hat trick for the Blues against Stoke. He was the 17th Chelsea player to score a hat trick.
By 26 December 2017, Morata had scored an impressive 10 goals in the Premier League. However, injuries and suspensions took their toll on Morata and he subsequently had a dip in form after coming back from injury.
As of April 2018, Morata has only added one league goal to his tally- 11 goals in the Premier League. In total, he has scored 14 goals in 41 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.
National Team- Spain
Morata has made 23 appearances for Spain over the last four years and has netted 13 goals.
He has won UEFA European Under-21 Championship in 2013. And he won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in 2011.
Alvaro Morata has won the La Liga twice- once in 2011/12 and 2016/17.
Furthermore, he has won the Copa Del Rey twice, the Champions league twice and the Uefa Super Cup once.
In 2016, Morata won the Club World Cup.
Alvaro Morata has won the Serie A twice in 2014/15 and 2015/16. He won the Coppa Italia twice in 2014/15 and 2015/16. And he won the Supercoppa Italiana in 2015.
UEFA European Under-19 Championship Golden Boot: 2011
Under-19 UEFA Championship Team of the Tournament: 2011
UEFA European Under-21 Championship Golden Boot: 2013
European UEFA Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2013
UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2014–15