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Alvaro Morata admits that he is still adapting to Premier League football

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has admitted that he is still adapting to the Premier League despite making a strong start to his Blues' career.


The Spain international could not convert a crucial penalty in the Community Shield loss to Arsenal, but he has since turned it around with two goals in three league outings.

The 24-year-old has had the odd blunder with an open header missed at Tottenham Hotspur, but overall, the former Real Madrid star appears to have found his feet in the English top flight. Speaking to the club's official website, Morata was pleased to have provided a goal and assist in the 2-0 triumph over Everton, and he is 'very happy' to ply his trade for the Blues.

He said: "I'm happy because I scored, I took an assist and the team won. It was an important win. At Stamford Bridge we need to win all the games or try to take the three points. It's important for me to play and to make adaptations to my game. It's not easy: a new country, another language, another style of football. I need time for all the things in the Premier League but I'm okay, my team-mates give me a hand to make it easy and I'm very happy to be here."

There were initial doubts whether the Blues could replace a player of Diego Costa's calibre, but his compatriot Morata appears to have quickly found his feet in a new league. The Spaniard has stressed the need to make Stamford Bridge a fortress again, and judging by his performance versus Everton, he looks set to play a pivotal role in the club's quest to retain the title.

While Morata has become an instant hit, one does feel sorry for Michy Batshuayi, who is back being a regular substitute after failing to find the net in the Community Shield and the Premier League opener.

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