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Alvaro Morata arrived as Chelsea’s another jewel for title defending

Alvaro Morata, Chelsea's new jewel, Antonio Conte

Alvaro Morata, the £70 million man arrived at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea another jewel for title defending. Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte wasn’t aggressive last season in landing key players as he took charge of the Blues and he was criticized for this as well. But, Conte proved his mettle by winning English Premier League in his first year as Chelsea boss. Now, he needs to continue his supremacy over the other Premier League giant managers and in the process, he has landed few of the big names to strengthen his team.

Willy Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, and Tiemoue Bakayoko have already arrived respectively from Manchester City, AS Roma, and AS Monaco to strengthen the Blues, but the arrival of Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid gives them an edge at front.

first training with the team! 🔵🔵

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The 24-year-old Spanish international has arrived at Stamford Bridge with a big promise. He has been given the vacant no.9 prestigious shirt to wear in his new role. The likes of Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko, and Fernando Torres had been presented the prestigious no.9 in past, and it’s an opportunity for Morata to prove his worth as a no.9.



Morata never find himself settled at Real Madrid, and when an opportunity comes knocking on his door to play for the Premier League defending champion he couldn’t resist. He told addressing a press conference, “It is hard to leave Madrid but it is not so hard when you come to a club like Chelsea, with these players and with this coach, and I think we can play against Real Madrid & Barcelona and win,” Daily Mail reports.

At 24, he is under constant pressure to prove himself as first team player. At Real Madrid, his job was limited as a fringe asset because BBC(Bale, Benzema, Cristiano) has already occupied the front row. Chelsea will give him the opportunity to explore, and Conte has given him the confidence needed by presenting the no.9 shirt.

He is expected to make his Chelsea debut on Tuesday against Bayern Munich in Singapore. He is delighted to play in Premier League and especially under Italian manager Antonio Conte, and matches against the likes of Bavarians will boost his confidence.

When Morata joined Juventus in 2014, Conte had already left the Old Lady of Turin to manage the Italian national team. But, destiny put them together this time and Morata explained it in his own words, “I know Antonio wanted me in the past and I really wanted to work with Antonio, and finally destiny put us together. I can’t wait to play for him and for Chelsea and to win together.”

 

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