GIVE MORATA TIME, CONTE TELLS CHELSEA FANS

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Chelsea signed Alvaro Morata for a club record fee of £60 million; a fee that could rise to £70 million, £20 million more than what Chelsea paid to sign former club record signing Fernando Torres.

The 24-year-old Spaniard, who had his first feel of football in England, missed a penalty as Chelsea lost the Community Shield to Arsenal 4-1 on penalty kicks.

The pressure is already beginning to build for the club record signing, and Antonio Conte has told fans to give the 24-year-old time and he would deliver.

Conte said after the game against Arsenal: “Morata has missed work but that’s normal, he has only stayed with us for two weeks. It’s very important for him to find a good physical condition and to understand our idea of football.

He also added that summer signings Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayako will also need time. He added: “That’s normal. It’s the same for Rudiger and for Bakayoko.”

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Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.