Alvaro Morata already earning praise from Chelsea's Conte

Antonio Conte had told Diego Costa, Chelsea's top scorer last season, that he was not in his plans for the future at Stamford Bridge; the Spaniard would be sold and a replacement brought in.

New signing Alvaro Morata is without a doubt the undisputed starter after joining Chelsea from Real Madrid in a £70 million move on Friday.

The Blues have already splashed out £140m on new players with the arrival of Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero, but manager Antonio Conte wants to see more new faces still.

Bayern Munich defeated EPL champions Chelsea 3-2 on Tuesday, July 25, in the International Champions Cup as both teams continue their pre-season tour in China.

He said, "Morata is a fantastic young striker".

After going down 3-0 in the first half, the English side fought back to cut the deficit to one, with Marcos Alonso blasting home just before halftime, and Michy Batshuayi continuing his stellar pre-season form with yet another goal. They will have to... For us, he's a good buy.

Morata played for Italian giants Juventus FC for two seasons, joining the Turin club in 2014; in his debut season for the Old Lady, Morata finished second with Juve in the Champions League, losing to Barcelona.

"The Pedro injury is worse than we thought", Conte added. "I know it is a lot of tactics and I really like this game and I know how to play with this system". "Despite this, the players' response was very good because we didn't give up".

"My plan is to give him the possibility to play (against Bayern), but not from the start because he only arrived on Sunday and started to work with us". "I hope he can adapt as quickly as possible to the Premier League and score goals, which is the main job of any striker".

Then, there were a couple of nice shows of his fancy footwork and deceptive pace, with the Spain worldwide setting up a risky attack by skipping past Milos Pantovic in the middle of the park before drawing a foul from the same player after a surge up the left wing.

  • Kyle Peterson