Chelsea manager Antonio Conte claims that striker Alvaro Morata is now coming into the philosophy of the blues.
The Spaniard has had an excellent start to his life at West London after managing to score 2 goals and create three for his teammates in the opening three matches. Morata scored in the debut match against Burnley after coming on as a substitute, although the game finished as a disappointing opening day defeat. However, he came up with the second goal in the match against Everton while also providing a crucial assist for the opener from Cesc Fabregas.
Morata was signed from Real Madrid for a whopping £ 70 million and the player had the tough job of replacing our top goal scorer like Diego Costa in the Chelsea first-team. Costa has been one of the top players in the Premier league ever since his £ 32 million move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014. He has fallen out with the club only due to his brash behaviour. Morata had to replace the goals scored by the Brazilian, but it already looks like the 24-year-old will be on his way to glory come the end of the season.
Conte defended Morata earlier in the campaign, and he has claimed that the 24-year-old is slowly coming to terms with the Chelsea’s style of play.
“When you arrive at a new club and you are a striker, to score is very important. It’s not easy for a striker, and midfielders, to arrive and adapt very quickly to our philosophy.It is even more so for the strikers, who I need to stay in position as a point of reference. To adapt to our style is not easy and you need time.I’m pleased for him, (Antonio) Rudiger and (Tiemoue) Bakayoko and (Andreas) Christensen: new signings, young players. We are trying to build and improve this base,” said Conte.