Chelsea striker Morata aims to break 20-year-old EPL record

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 02/04/2018

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is aiming to break a 20 year- old record of Everton legend'sDuncan Ferguson after scoring his seventh header of the season against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday in the London Derby, according to Premier League.

Morata headed in Victor Moses' cross for the opening goal against Tottenham but a long-range shot from Eriksen and a brace Dele Alli ensured Spurs came back from behind to give Tottenham the victory at the Stamford Bridge.

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Morata has scored 11 goals in the Premier League but he has scored seven with his head more than any player this season.

Indeed Morata's headed haul is also the most by a Chelsea player in a Premier League season and he just has two goals left to equal the long-standing record of 20 years

The Blues have now scored a league-high 14 headed goals in 2017/18, two more than nearest challengers Arsenal, who have 12.

The record for the most headers scored in a Premier League season is nine, set by Everton's Duncan Ferguson in the 1997/98 season.

Morata has seven matches left to match the Scottish striker.

Ferguson Everton 1997/98  9

Dion Dublin Coventry 1995/96  8

Roque Santa Cruz Blackburn 2007/08  8

Dwight Yorke Man Utd 1999/00  8

Dwight Yorke Aston Villa 1995/96  8

Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2017/18  7

But he is not alone in seeking to match Ferguson's feat. Fit-again Spurs forward Harry Kane is only one headed goal behind the Spaniard this season, while Manchester City's Sergio Aguero is also in the running with five.