Chelsea captain Gary Cahill believes that record signing Alvaro Morata will make a big impact at Stamford Bridge this season and has backed the Spanish striker to bang in the goals for the reigning Premier League champions.
Talking to the official Chelsea website in the wake of Chelsea’s shoot-out defeat to Arsenal on Sunday, the Blues captain explained why the 24-year-old forward has been able to adapt to life in England so quickly.
“He has a lot of Spanish friends and team-mates so it’s been easy for him to settle in, I’m sure he feels as though he’s part of the group already,” Cahill revealed in an interview with the official Chelsea website.
The newly appointed Chelsea captain went on to discuss the striker’s quality in front of goal and explained how he and the rest of the Blues squad will be doing everything in their power to ensure that the Spain international gets off to a good start in the league.
“There are no problems, he’s a massive player and he has a lot of experience even at a young age. We will all get together, rally round and make sure he starts the season well and bangs goals in for us,” Cahill told the official Chelsea website.
As well as speaking about the club’s record signing, the 31-year-old spoke about the importance of the club’s strikers in general, highlighting Michy Batshuayi’s impressive pre-season performances.
“Michy’s been scoring a lot in pre-season as well and they’re going to be vital for us this season, we’ll be relying on them a lot,” Cahill added.
It remains to be seen which striker will start for Chelsea in their first game of the season against Burnley on Saturday. However, with the Blues captain impressed by the standard of Chelsea’s attacking options, Chelsea fans should be in confident mood ahead of the new season.