Sloppy tactically

Alvaro Morata may have struggled in the Premier League so far, but according to the forward, strikers in the Premier League are tactically inept – and eventually he will benefit from that.

He told El Pais:“Tactically Chelsea are Italian, you have to conform to a system. The striker has to be a reference point for his teammates.

“You need to fight with the centre-backs and they’re much stronger physically than in any other country.

“It’s true that they’re sloppy tactically and they give you chances because they slip up, but it’s a different kind of football.

“In Spain you have time to think and hold on to the ball. Here if you hold the ball you’ll already have been given two kicks.”

Morata has been told by his own manager that he needs to get used to the Premier League – and get used to the physicality – but there is no doubt the forward is a goalscorer – he showed it for Spain again during the international break – and has got off the mark for Chelsea –…

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