Morata will succeed in Chelsea - James Rodriguez


Having comfortably dispatched of Arsenal 3-0 over the weekend, Chelsea headed into the matchup with plenty of confidence, as Antonio Conte gave run-outs to the likes of Jeremie Boga and Andreas Christensen, alongside regular starters Thibaut Courtois, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta and N'Golo Kante.

Despite not being viewed as a regular under Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu, Morata still managed to find the target 20 time across all competitions and Courtois has backed his new teammate to "score a lot of goals" next season.

The Spanish global made his first appearance in a Chelsea shirt against German giants Bayern Munich and he came off the bench for 27 minutes to set up a goal for Michy Batshuayi.

The Spain global completed a reported £58m move to the Premier League champions from La Liga giants Real Madrid last week after months of speculation.

The Premier League champions bought Morata from Real Madrid in a club-record £70m deal last week, and the 24-year-old made his bow as a second-half substitute in the Blues' 3-2 loss to Bayern in the International Champions Cup.

He said: "The manager told me to go left wing-back and I can play left-wing-back if needed, especially in a pre-season game".

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"When I was a winger in the past I played on the right and on the left so it is not a problem". "Despite this, the players' response was very good because we didn't give up".

"They have improved really quickly and already know our style of play and are doing a good job". "We came back better but the first half was not good enough from us".

On the pre-season clash, Courtois said: "We didn't start as well in the first half".

Chelsea's next match is against Inter Milan on Saturday.

"I think the three goals were a bit too easy".