Javier Hernandez popularly known as Chicharito completed a move to Real Madrid on the last day of the summer transfer window on a season long loan deal with option to buy.
Madrid made the move for Chicharito after expected move for Radamel Falcao broke down as the Mexican striker replaced Morata who left for Juventus earlier in the summer.
Hernadez is yet to make a single start for Real Madrid since his transfer but has been involved in every of the matches as a late substitute and the Manager Carlo Ancelotti has hinted he may make his first start in the match against Elche in midweek.
This came on the back of Hernandez’s performance in the last match away at Deportivo La Corona.
Benzema has two goals in 8 matches and 637 minutes this season while Chicharito has the same number of goals in three games and 50 minutes of play.
Chicharito is known to be a natural goal scorer and a very active poacher, his goals to game ratio in Manchester United is outstanding with fewer starts to substitute appearances.
Starting Chicharito ahead of Benzema is the best move Carlo Ancelotti can make presently with the Mexican striker full of goals.
Benzema may be better in overall team performance, dropping deep and getting the ball, playing more for Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo but that’s simply not the work of a top striker.
As a top man on the pitch, all you need to do is score goals.
It’s like Karim Benzema is overwhelmed by the intelligence of both Ronaldo and Bale and has accepted he will be second fiddle.
Chicharito won’t give you the same performance Benzema will but he is a better goal scorer, always trying to get a shot on target and his positioning his just amazing.
Many will want to argue this, but if Chicharito can settle in the Madrid squad early enough, his goals will help weaken opponents and the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez will have a better chance of scoring if they want to.
His pace makes him a threat to any defence, he may not be as skilful as Ronaldo De Lima but he is simply another Ruud Van Nistelrooy produced in Old Trafford.
If he can get the support from his teammates and manager in Real Madrid, Chicharito will surprise many just like Van Nistelrooy did in Madrid.
Nonetheless, Benzema shouldn’t be thrown away completely at least for now but it’s debatable to say Benzema is a world class striker.
Definitely not in the league of Luis Suarez and Radamel Falcao and even Chelsea’s Diego Costa will probably be picked ahead of him now with his recent performances.
His best time in Madrid was when he had an able competitor in Gonzalo Higuain and the arrival of Chicharito can make him improve but Chicharito must get the chance to nail Benzema to the bench but much shouldn’t be expected of him.
Chicharito should start ahead of Benzema in Real Madrid.