January 24 2018

Alvaro Morata Says Chelsea FC "Sent a Good Message" to Premier League

January 24 2018, 01:47 | Sammy Rose

GETTYChelsea Transfer News Diego Costa insists he holds no bitterness towards Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Chelsea Transfer News Diego Costa insists he holds no bitterness towards Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

"The player is OK to play the next game at Atletico Madrid".

"It's football. Sometimes the ball doesn't go in, like against Arsenal, and today, we had two chances and made two goals", Morata told Chelsea's official website, referring to their first-half display.

Alvaro Morata who arrived from Real Madrid in the summer chose to take the historic unwanted shirt, but he's already doing better than the players who never wore the shirt.

While at Chelsea, the Argentine worldwide Franco di Santos, wore the shirt in his nine appearances for The Blues, but never managed to score a goal. They were the first Chelsea hat-tricks since Oscar's against MK Dons in the FA Cup in January 2016, and Morata's was the first in league competition for three years. Incidentally, the fourth goal in this game was scored by none other than current Stoke City boss, Mark Hughes. I repeat it's not simple to win away against them.

Tammy Abraham, the player who spurned Nigeria's advances this week, scored his second league goal of the season for Swansea who lost 2-1 to Watford that had Isaac Success on the bench for the whole encounter.

Antonio Conte has reassured Chelsea fans over the fitness of Thibaut Courtois ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.

'He is very young, only 24, and he is very important for Chelsea. "A win against Arsenal here, a draw with Man United, we've done okay but I'd like to think home games will come a bit easier from now on".

Although the finish was simple, the striker exhibited his fine movement off the ball five minutes later as he slipped his marker to find space to tap in Azpilicueta's knockdown, the fourth time Morata's global teammate has assisted him this season.

The Argentina striker has now scored 176 goals for City and needs just two more to surpass Eric Brook as the club's all-time leading scorer. The Brazil worldwide also suffered a wrist injury during that contest, although it won't prevent him from playing against Atletico Madrid in next week's Champions League clash in the Spanish capital.

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