Alvaro Morata trains with Chelsea for the first time after joining Blues
The Spanish forward became Chelsea’s fourth signing of the summer, and is seen as the replacement to underdog Diego Costa , who is close to leave London in favour of a return to former club Atletico Madrid.
Morata was in the capital in the past days to complete medicals and pen his five-year contract, and arrived in Singapore on Sunday to start his first training session as a Blue.
On Saturday, Chelsea defeated arch rivals Arsenal with a thumping 3-0 victory where Michy Batshuayi netted twice and gave an impressive performance.
Before the match, newbie Morata seemed destined to become Blues’ first choice, however the Belgian striker has clearly shown that he is ready to fight for his place.
He will have plenty to demonstrate on his debut in Chelsea’s jersey against Bayern Munich on Tuesday in Singapore. Antonio Conte’s side then face Inter Milan next Saturday, before playing Arsenal in the Community Shield.
While Morata takes the chance to train with his fellow Chelsea mates and talk to new boss Conte, Pedro has left the training ground and returned to England.
The Spaniard suffered a concussion after clashing with Gunners keeper David Ospina on Saturday.