Diego Costa is a better option for Chelsea than Alvaro Morata, according to Ray Wilkins.
Costa has not featured for Chelsea since revealing manager Antonio Conte told him by text that he was no longer in his plans at the end of last season and has not joined up with his team-mates since the start of the new season.
In Costa’s absence, Morata has scored three goals in his opening five league games since his £70m move from Real Madrid. Former Chelsea assistant manager Wilkins admits Morata is the better player but thinks Costa’s character should put him ahead of the Spain international.
“I see a better footballer in Morata – better control, movement and probably quicker,” Wilkins said on Premier League Daily. “But when I look at the beast in Costa… he upsets people. I’d much rather have Costa than Morata.
“Why we [Chelsea] haven’t got both, I don’t know. He should be at Stamford Bridge and then Chelsea would have a proper strike force. I just can’t see why Costa is still in Brazil, playing five-a-side football on a beach with his mates.”