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.
“I am happy with my start in the Premier League but I can do better. I had two chances at the end of the game against Stoke (but didn’t take them). I also need to improve my physical condition to be as good as possible.”
-Álvaro Morata; source: Evening Standard
Alvaro Morata felt Chelsea made a significant statement by coming from behind to beat Atletico Madrid 2-1 at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano. Antoine Griezmann’s penalty just before the break put Atletico in control but Morata headed in his seventh goal in eight games for Chelsea before Michy Batshuayi struck with the final kick of the game.The dramatic finish gave the Blues two wins from two Champions League Group C games ahead of a double-header against Roma.
Morata: ‘Today was a very important test against a side that have reached the Champions League final in the last few years. We took the three points and now we can go home, relax and use the same mentality in the Premier League. It was a massive victory.’
“I spoke with him (Morata) before he joined Chelsea and told him I would be always on the phone if he needed any advice or if I could help him. Looking at the start he has made it doesn’t look like he needs any advice at all – already he is playing well and scoring goals. Chelsea have one of the best strikers in Europe – and I am sure he is going to win trophies with them.”
-Fernando Torres; source: Metro
Chelsea’s Spanish duo Alvaro Morata and Cesar Azpilicueta are the Premier League’s most deadly duo. Of Morata’s six goals so far in the blue of Chelsea, four have come as a result of an assist provided by his Spanish compatriot Azpilicueta. The fleet footed defender has established a knack of capitalising upon his attacking capabilities and driving forward in order to pick out the club’s new target man.
Morata bagged a sublime hat-trick in Chelsea’s recent trip to Stoke, with his ever reliable team-mate pitching it with his efforts. It took just two minutes for Azpilicueta to pick out Morata with a long range ball, splitting the Stoke defence in half and playing the striker through on goal. Morata added a second of his own accord but it was Azpilicueta again who would help him complete his hat-trick, chesting down the ball inside the area for the 24-year-old to lash home in the dying moments.
As Diego Costa moved to the brink of completing his bitter divorce from Chelsea, Antonio Conte described his replacement, Alvaro Morata, as the kind of person you would want your daughter to marry.
On Morata, Conte said: ‘He’s a really good guy. It means, if you have a daughter you’d be open to have this type of person with your daughter, to marry your daughter. A really good guy, a polite person. I know Alvaro well, he’s a really good guy, a good person, and a good signing for Chelsea because Alvaro is only 24 years old. I like him because he’s a complete player and also he has a lot of room to improve in every situation, tactical, physical, technical aspect,’ Conte continued. He’s very committed, his behaviour is always fantastic. He is a very polite player — I like this — and also I like that he’s a good finisher, he feels the goal in every moment, and always understands which is the best position in the box to receive the ball.’
Alvaro Morata bagged a classy hat-trick as Chelsea made short work of beating Stoke 4-0 to keep up the pressure on the Premier League leaders on Saturday. Pedro also scored for Antonio Conte’s side, who remained just three points off the top of the table with their title defense gathering steam. Chelsea led after just 81 seconds as Stoke’s makeshift back three were undone by a straightforward long pass.
Morata slammed in a header for the match’s first goal minutes before the break as he has now scored in back-to-back matches. Morata has taken 14 shots in the first four matches while placing 5 of those shots, 35% rate, on target. Morata’s next league match is Sunday against Arsenal and the Gunners have allowed the third most shots, 17, to forwards this season.