The player has pledged his future to the Blues
Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a record transfer fee of £60 million last summer, to fill the sizable boots of Diego Costa who left them to join his former club Atletico Madrid.
Despite a dazzling start in England, with eight goals in his first seven games, former Juventus ace struggled to find his feet in the Premier League last season. He also struggled with a mysterious back injury which kept him sidelined for a long period.
The Spain International just scored 15 goals 47 appearances in all competitions during the 2017-18 campaign, with 11 of them coming in the Premier League. He even missed out on Spain’s World Cup squad after his underwhelming debut season in the Premier League.
The 25 year old future’s has been uncertain this summer and has been linked with a return to Serie A, with his former club Juventus and AC Milan reportedly were in him.
Blues were also lookout for a new striker and were heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentine decided to join AC Milan and even revealed Maurizio Sarri was the only one interested in bringing him at Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish striker has taken active part in the pre-season and even was praised by the 59 year old. He has even revealed that he never had intentions to leave Chelsea amid transfer links and has changed his jersey no from 9 to 29.
“On the first day of pre-season I spoke to [Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia] and with the manager and I said: ‘I want to stay at Chelsea,’” he told The Daily Mirror.
“They told me: ‘We have a lot of confidence in you and we want you to stay too.’ So everything was perfect.
“All the people said I wanted to leave, that I was not happy in London but its not true. Now I have taken another house, a bigger one, near to Cobham.
“My wife is very happy. When everyone is talking about the possibility to leave I am here looking for a house. So the story is finished and I can’t wait for Sunday’s game.”
“For me I prefer to score 10 goals and take the trophy. I want to win the Golden Boot but in England in the last year the Golden Boot winner didn’t take any trophies,” he said.