Alvaro Morata

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill never doubted that Alvaro Morata would prove to be a worthy replacement for Diego Costa, report the London Evening Standard.

Cahill played alongside Costa from the moment that he arrived at Stamford Bridge. The Spaniard found the back of the net 52 times in the Premier League, and won the competition on two occasions. You’d think his influence would be difficult to replace, but Chelsea may well have plugged the hole already.

Alvaro Morata has scored six goals in his opening six games in England’s top tier, and has wasted no time adapting to life on these shores.

The London Evening quote Gary Cahill, who reveals his delight at Morata’s early form in a Chelsea shirt:

“It’s great that, after Diego, we have another striker coming in and scoring straight away.”

However, Cahill is not surprised by the Spain international’s performances, he notes that Morata has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world and so understands the pressure that comes with it, as the London Evening Standard report:

“I’m sure Alvaro wasn’t surprised by the pressure. He knew that it would be there when he joined and he came from a huge club anyway.”

“Being a striker for Chelsea comes with a lot of pressure, but he has played with big players and big teams. He knows how to handle that and I don’t think it has been an issue at all.”

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