‘It was very nice to get another goal. Not only Cesar and
I but the entire team have a good understanding. It’s great to be playing here
at Chelsea and playing with Cesar. He is an exceptional person and an
exceptional player. We worked well in the second half to earn the win. It was a
very important victory for us like every match will be for the rest of the
I worked with Alvaro a lot because what you
find as a coach is that the regulars are playing and recovering all the time
and he was sometimes getting on and training more. He was always a hard working
player who loved to work on his game, and with greater minutes at big clubs his
levels have gone up. He’s strong, quick, good in the air and knows what it’s
like to play for a big club. He’s played at Real Madrid and Juventus, arguably
the two biggest clubs in those leagues, and has now made a good adaptation at
“Morata is an important player for us. To try to do what I want is very important, and in our system of play the striker is very important for us and for this reason, he is always involved in our chances and sometimes he scored and sometimes he makes an assist for his team-mate.
“To play in this league for the striker is not simple because the league is very tough and also it is very different compared with the previous leagues that Morata has played in Italy and in Spain, but he has shown a great commitment and to be a clever person to adapt himself to this league.”
Alvaro Morata has pledged his future to Chelsea for the next decade as he attempted to ease fears he was not keen on life in London.
Morata: ‘I am happy with the club and the city, and with everything in London. If I make good and improve, probably I can stay here for more than five years. If Chelsea proposed me 10 years I’d probably sign that, too. But I need to score many goals otherwise Chelsea will buy another player.’
Spanish players have now
contributed 12 of Chelsea’s 17 Premier League goal this season. Pedro has two
of those, with six coming from Alvaro Morata, two from Marcos Alonso and one
each from Cesc Fabregas and Cesar Azpilicueta.
Chelsea could be without Alvaro Morata through the month of October as the newly-signed striker suffered a grade two left hamstring injury in a 1-0 loss to Manchester City last Saturday. Morata, who has six goals to his name in the Premier League, could only manage around half an hour of action before requesting a substitution, rubbing the back of his left leg as he exited down the tunnel at Stamford Bridge.