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Summer signing Alvaro Morata has taken to life in the Premier League pretty well, but the 24-year-old has admitted that the Premier League is tough and that the defenders are very physical.

Morata said: “I am happy at Chelsea, but it is a new club and a new culture for me to get used to.  I’ve scored two goals and set up two more in as many games.

“Everything is starting to fall into place, but I have not yet adapted to the style of play.  I don’t know any of my team-mates beyond my fellow Spaniards.

“Chelsea play an Italian style of football, and I have to adapt to their tactics.  As the main striker I always have to be a target for my team-mates.

“But over here, by the time you’ve got possession you’ve already taken a couple of kicks from opponents.

“In Spain when you turn with the ball you have time to look up at the keeper and see where to aim. Here you just have to shoot straight away.

“But this helps make the Premier League attractive to watch.”

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