Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte has told Alvaro Morata to score more goals despite his impressive start to life at Chelsea this season.

The forward has been a regular feature for the Blues since his arrival from the Santiago Bernabeu last summer, where he played second fiddle to Karim Benzema and at times Cristiano Ronaldo as the lead striker in Zinedine Zidane’s all conquering team.

Morata, however, has been heavily involved in Chelsea’s games when fully fit, as he competes with Michy Bathsuayi as Chelsea’s only two recognized strikers this season, following the departure of Diego Costa to Atletico Madrid.

The 24-year old scored his seventh Premier League goal this season, with a well placed header that flew past David De Gea in the second half, but failed to find the back of the net late in the game, when he was put through on goal by Willian.

Conte, wants Morata to be more clinical in games, as his failed attempt, so late in the game could have put the game to bed for the Blues against Manchester United last Sunday.

Conte is quoted by the London Evening Standard saying:

“Tonight Morata had a good game and showed he is strong physically and has good technique.

If I have to find a negative, he has to score more and be more clinical. But, step by step, having changed to a younger average age in the squad, it means we have to have patience and try to improve them.”

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