Alvaro Morata was the frontman in Chelsea’s comfortable 2-0 win over Everton on Saturday.
Having had a mixed debut for Chelsea’s opening game defeat against Burnley, Morata was relatively quiet against Tottenham at Wembley last week.
However, against Everton in front of the Stamford Bridge crowd, it was all about the £70m striker who set up one and scored the other to seal a 2-0 victory.
Chelsea’s opening goal came after 27 minutes, with Morata playing a one-two with Cesc Fabregas to allow the midfielder to slot home into the far corner.
Morata inspires win | Chelsea 2-0 Everton | EPL 27/08/17
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The second goal was scored by Morata himself in the 40th minute.
The 24-year-old showed great movement in the box to get on the end of a Cesar Azpilicueta cross before heading it into the net.
And while his start to life in England is not as spectacular as that of Romelu Lukaku, the man he will be inevitably be compared to this season, his two goals and two assists in three games so far are not bad at all.
2 - Alvaro Morata is the first player in Premier League history to both score & assist a goal in each of his first two home games. Handy. pic.twitter.com/tbIJ8tzA5P— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 27, 2017
Speaking after the game, the Spanish forward discussed life under his new coach Antonio Conte and settling in England.
“His behaviour is always the same,” Morata said of Conte.
“He wants always the best from us and he stimulate us to give our best. I don’t see any difference in games or during training and no, he doesn’t seem nervous at all.”
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About moving to a new country, the former Real Madrid star revealed that he had found a home for himself and his family in London.
“I am not feeling bad”, he added.
“Here everything is different. But now I am happy, I am relaxed and I am happy because I have finally found a home here in London. I’ve just moved there alongside my wife.”
Conte wants more signings
Despite the relatively fuss-less win, Chelsea boss Conte has renewed his campaign to the Blues’ board to get more signings.
In his post-match reaction after the game, the Italian pointed to the congested fixture list for September – when the team will be expected to start playing in the UCL and League Cup – as a reason for urgent rebuilding.
“There are four days to go in the market. I think the club is working very hard to improve our squad,” Conte said.
“Don’t forget when we start, next month, in September we have to play seven games.
“I need to rotate my players because it’s very difficult to play seven games in a month with some players.
“I think the club is working very hard to strengthen the squad. They know very well our situation.
“But, I repeat, I’m ready in every case to continue to work with this group of players, with the players we have.”
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