Cesc Fabregas hopes Alvaro Morata can start converting the numerous goal scoring chance he’s providing when Chelsea play Atletico Madrid this week.
Morata has made an impressive start to his Blues career, with six goals to his name including a hat-trick against Stoke over the weekend.
But despite Fabregas being the club’s chief goal creator, he is yet to claim an assist for a Morata goal. But the former Arsenal man has quipped that it’s not his own fault.
‘So far I’ve given him three [assists] and he hasn’t scored them! I told him on Saturday that he puts away all except mine,’ Fabregas told Spanish radio station Onda Cero.
‘Against Stoke I gave him two passes and he missed with only the keeper left to beat. I hope on Wednesday we get a better understanding!’
Despite Morata’s seeming inability to put away the chances provided by Fabregas, the former Arsenal player has been impressed with the speed at which his new team-mate has settled at Stamford Bridge.
‘Alvaro is a great lad. He’s come here to add and he is doing a great job.
‘He has adapted very fast to what the coach wants and to the league, which is not an easy one for strikers.
‘We are trying to help him as much as possible. He is working very well. For the past three years I’ve had with Diego a spectacular striker in front of me. I hope I have that great feeling with Alvaro.’
Morata, who joined from Real Madrid, will return to the Spanish capital this week for Chelsea’s Champions League tie with Atletico Madrid.
Chelsea 2017/18 Fixtures
Atletico Madrid – Champions League (A) – Wed 27 Sep
Man City (H) – Sat 30 Sep
Crystal Palace (A) – Sat 14 Oct
Roma – Champions League (H) – Wed 18 Oct
Watford (H) – Mon 21 Oct
Bournemouth (A) – Sat 28 Oct
Roma – Champions League (A) – Tue 31 Oct