Benzema and Morata who Deserves a Start for Real Madrid

Fabio Capello a former Real Madrid coach told reporters that Benzema starting ahead of Morata is because Benzema is a close ally of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez so the coach cannot drop him. Majority of Real Madrid fans believe that Karim Benzema needs to be dropped for Alvaro Morata to start due to Benzema’s poor form. 
In this article, Benzema and Morata will be highlighted to see which player deserve to start in the famous number 9 role for Real Madrid.
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Real Madrid have on the board one of the best attacking players in the world. Currently Madrid also possess the clinical attacking forward in the Spanish La Liga which is Cristiano Ronaldo. Capello who made this unwarranted statement is a former coach of AC Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid, England and Russia etc. Capello is well respected and he is one of the legendary managers in the history of soccer. From the inference of Fabio Capello’s statement, he wants the world to believe that Alvaro Morata is better that Karim Benzema so he desires a start ahead of Benzema.

SportsGoogly seeks to showcase statistically the fact or proof  of the statement made by Fabio Capello.
Karim Mostafa Benzema was born on 19 December 1987 and he is now 28 years while Alvaro Borja Morata Martin was born on 23 October 1992 and he is 24 years old. In age comparison and planning ahead of the future, both Benzema and Morata could be used for long term planning.

Comparison in Playing Style:
Alvaro Morata

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Good in the air and at holding up the ball, with clinical finishing ability, quick feet and excellent movement, Morata drew comparisons to Real Madrid and Spain’s Fernando Morientes due to his playing style. During his first season at Juventus, he stood out for his pace, energy and work-rate on the pitch, while his technique, opportunism and positional sense saw him score several crucial goals. A versatile and well-rounded forward, Morata is capable of playing as a main striker or linking up play between the lines, and can even play out wide on the wings. He is also an accurate penalty taker.

Karim Benzema

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A skillful, quick, agile, and prolific forward, who is good in the air, Benzema has been described as an immensely talented striker who is strong and powerful and a potent finisher from inside the box with both feet, despite being naturally right footed. An atypical, number 9 although he is usually deployed as a centre forward Benzema is also capable of playing in several other offensive positions, and has been used on the, wing or even behind the main striker. In addition to his goalscoring, Benzema is indeed known for his willingness and ability to drop into deeper or wider positions, and either link-up play with midfielders as a number 10, or use his strength and technical ability to hold up the ball to provide for teammates, courtesy of his vision, creativity, passing, and eye for the final ball.He has also been praised for his work-rate and tactical intelligence off the ball, as well as his attacking movement as a forward, which often draws opposition defenders out of position, and in turn creates spaces for Cristiano Ronaldo to make attacking runs into the centre of the area from the left wing.

Statistical Comparison
We shall compare Morata and Benzema based on the last three seasons that is 2015-16, 2014-15 and 2013-14.

2013-14 Season
Morata.
La Liga: 23 appearances for Real Madrid and scored 8 goals with a scoring accuracy of 35%
Copa Del Rey: 6 appearances for Real Madrid with no goal.
Champions League: 5 appearances for Real Madrid with 1 goal and a scoring accuracy of 20%.

In total, Morata made 34 appearances for Real Madrid and scored 9 goals with a scoring accuracy of 26%

Benzema
La Liga: 35 appearances for Real Madrid with 17 goals and a goal scoring accuracy of 49%
Copa Del Rey: 6 appearances for Real Madrid with 2 goals and a goal scoring accuracy of 33%
Champions League: 11 appearances for Real Madrid with 5 goals and a goal scoring accuracy of 45%

In total, Karim Benzema made 52 appearances for Real Madrid with 24 goals and a scoring accuracy of 46%

2014-15 season.
Morata
Serie A: 29 appearances for Juventus with 8 goals and a scoring accuracy of 28%
Italian Cup: 5 appearances for Juventus with 2 goals and a scoring accuracy of 40%
Champions League: 12 appearances for Juventus with 5 goals and a scoring accuracy of 42%

In total, Morata made 46 appearances for Juventus and scored 15 goals with a scoring accuracy of 33%

Benzema
La Liga: 29 appearances for Real Madrid with 15 goals and a scoring accuracy of 52%
Copa Del Rey: 5 appearances for Real Madrid with no goal.
Champions League: 12 appearances for Real Madrid with 7 goals and a scoring accuracy of 58%

In total, Benzema made 46 appearances for Real Madrid and scored 22 goals with a scoring accuracy of 48%

2015-16 Season.
Morata
Serie A: 34 appearances for Juventus with 7 goals and a scoring accuracy of 21%
Italian Cup: 5 appearances for Juventus with 3 goals and a scoring accuracy of 60%
Champions League: 8 appearances for Juventus with 2 goals and a scoring accuracy of 25%

In total, Morata made 47 appearances for Juventus and scored 12 goals with a scoring accuracy of 26%

Benzema
La Liga: 27 appearances for Real Madrid with 24 goals and a scoring accuracy of 89%
Copa Del Rey: No appearance.
Champions League: 9 appearances for Real Madrid with 4 goals and a scoring accuracy of 44%

In total, Benzema made 36 appearances and scored 28 goals with a scoring accuracy of 78%

In the last 3 seasons, Morata have played 86 league games and scored 23 goals with a scoring accuracy of 27% while Benzema have played 91 league games and scored 56 goals which is 62% scoring accuracy

In the last 3 seasons, Morata have played 25 Champions League games and scored 8 goals with a scoring accuracy of 32% while Benzema have played 32 Champions league games and scored 16 goals with 50% scoring accuracy.

Statistically, Alvaro Morata have not being any better above Karim Benzema in the last 3 seasons.  Real Madrid fans and sympathizers who are aiming to see ABC(Alvaro Morata, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo) I don’t think it is the advisable choice. Real Madrid fans who are optimistic to see Karim Benzema out should bet their hopes on another striker who can outwit Benzema in terms of goal scoring accuracy.  The debate for Alvaro Morata to start ahead of Karim Benzema have ended on SportsGoogly. Alvaro Morata is not all that better than Karim Benzema so according to the statistics, Karim Benzema deserves the start and the legacy of the BBC (Benzema, Bale and Cristiano) must continue.