Pundit explains why Chelsea signing is a class above Arsenal rival

Both Morata and Lacazette will be hoping to start for their respective clubs in the crunch showdown between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Sunday.

Arsenal have beaten Chelsea in their last two clashes with the Blues, in the FA Cup final and Community Shield at Wembley. They have so much guile now Eden Hazard is back, a good system and players who can hurt you as well as those who can defend.

A lack of supply from his teammates could be highlighted by Lacazette's fewer shots, although he has been more clinical than Morata, converting 30 per cent of his chances compared to 21 per cent from the Chelsea striker.

The former England midfielder also did not shy away from venting his opinion about the strikers expected to lead the lines for both teams and reckons that Alexandre Lacazette of his former club will not be a match for Chelsea's Alvaro Morata.

Merson told Sky Sports News: "I like him [Lacazette], I think he is a good player - but Morata is top top draw".

"I watched him come on as a sub in the first game against Burnley and even in that 15 minutes..."

The Spanish forward has hit the ground running at Stamford Bridge after signing for the west London side from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Morata has played seven more league minutes than Lacazette and has been far more productive, registering three goals and two assists compared to the Frenchman's two strikes.

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

  • Ricardo Clara