No more excuses for Chelsea striker Morata

Aguero joins Henry & Rooney in 150 club with landmark Man City goal

The Spain global said he would love to be like Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Tottenham's Harry Kane and Liverpool stars, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, because they score a lot of goals.

It is none other than Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in fifth place with 175 Prem strikes to his name, two less than Chelsea great Frank Lampard (177) - the highest scoring midfielder in the league's history.

However, it also marked Aguero's 150th goal in the Premier League.

In short, City ran through Southampton 6-1 to the point where it was nearly embarrassing for the visitors, with Mark Hughes having to sit and ponder over what could've been against his former club.

Sterling doubled his goal tally on 67 minutes, as the winger received the ball from Aguero before firing a low effort across Alex McCarthy.

While speaking to reporters, the 29-year-old Spaniard explained that Chelsea can not afford to drop points if they want to go ahead of Manchester City, "It's in our hands". However, Roy Hodgson side failed to take their chances and Chelsea took the lead on 33 minutes.

Ahead through Alvaro Morata, visitors Crystal Palace pegged the Blues back thanks to Andros Townsend's 53rd minute equaliser. However, the pair haven't been convincing in front of goal. Willian then saw a goal disallowed for offside in the closing stages of the first half.

Morata's omission could be deemed a surprise given he has recently found form, with six goals in seven appearances.

And only Alan Shearer managed to score 150 league goals in less games than Aguero, with the former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers man needing just 212 matches to do so. For us, the best work for him is that he will play for 45 or 50 minutes tomorrow [on Thursday].

The Belgian global is expected to feature against BATE but Sarri may resist the temptation to start the attacker so Hazard may be saved for the Premier League clash with Everton on Sunday afternoon.

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