ESPN Pundit Alejandro Moreno admitted that he was wrong to suggest that Alvaro Morata would turn out to be a success with Chelsea during the ongoing season. The Spain international was brought in as a straight replacement for compatriot Diego Costa from Real Madrid, and he made an instant impact with the Blues, scoring seven goals in his first eight appearances.
As a result of his lean form, Morata has found himself out of the Spain squad for their friendlies against Germany and Argentina. The 25-year-old had gone through 13 straight games without scoring for the Blues, but he managed to end this streak last weekend, where he netted the opener in a 2-1 win over Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-final.
The club now have a key Premier League outing against Tottenham Hotspur following the international break, and Conte will be hoping that Morata can contribute in the goal tally, given the game could have a huge complexion on which team finishes in the Champions League positions. Spurs currently hold a five-point lead over Chelsea for the fourth spot, and nothing than a victory at Stamford Bridge would do to keep the Blues in the top-four pursuit.