Alvaro Morata had a night to forget against Arsenal, missing three one on one chances which eventually cost the Blues.
They had to settle for a draw and now remain 3rd after an enthralling affair in which the Spaniard should have taken the headlines for the right reasons at least.
It has been somewhat of a stop start season for many strikers this season especially with City setting the bar so high. Lukaku was the most recent victim of much criticism after a barren spell and run of form which left much to be desired.
What we all seem to be forgetting is that these are young players who are clearly far from their prime and with a lot to learn and improve on . Morata had a promising start to life at Chelsea, scoring and assisting in their loss to Burnley on opening day.
But keep in mind too that this is a young man who has always been a bit part player and never truly the central figure in all the teams he had played in till this point. He was also replacing a different kind of striker in Costa who had a legendary status of sorts at Chelsea. Comparison helps no one but we can hardly depart from it.
Morata showed his pedigree further with stalwart performance against awaya at Stoke, bagging a hattrick and also clinching the winner against United no less. He is clearly a talented player and will need time to blend in and take some getting used to being the main man for the Blues.
But for now he still remains a diamond in the rough. With the right nurturing, training and dedication Alvaro Morata can sure be the legend Chelsea fans really know and feel he is capable of being. There will be days like this for any great striker ; how much more one who is just in his debut season at a new club in a new country.