Conte backs Christensen ahead of City game

Taylor Byrd
October 2, 2017

'It's going to be a great game.

Morata is not only an ice cold finisher but he is able to hold up the ball, play it short and he is also a lightening quick counter attacking player.

"I'm seeing great determination in him", the Italian added.

Some of those problems were created by Conte's insistence to stick with the 3-5-2 rather than the more sensible 3-4-3 that would've afforded Chelsea another forward. Morata started all three games but he ultimately pulled his hamstring, perhaps due to being played too often.

Wayne Bridge admits that he has been impressed by Alvaro Morata's fast start to life at Chelsea following his move from Real Madrid in the summer.

N'GOLO KANTE claims it's a "shame" that Chelsea team-mate Tiemoue Bakayoko has not been called up to the latest France squad. "It's a simple tactical decision".

The 24-year-old had to settle for irregular appearances at Los Blancos last season and went on to score 20 goals from 43 appearances.

"It's normal when you play three massive games in seven days you must consider this aspect but we needed to take the risk because Morata, for us, is a very important player".

The former Lille man would, in that respect, be slightly more cost effective for your side if you were to choose him, as his return to full fitness and scintillating performance in midweek gives food for thought for plenty of managers for this weekend's fixture. Don't forget, this is the last game of seven games in 21 days, and a really tough and important game after Atletico Madrid.

And it isn't all Batshuayi's fault as a striker needs a run of games to be at his best.

Even at Stamford Bridge, a full-strength City side should edge the Blues. This could lead to the Belgium global becoming just another name that the club discards for cash.

The Spain striker streaked away from Lucas in the 75th minute only to misjudge a tame finish, but Batshuayi - on for Morata - clinched the points with a close-range finish deep in injury time. Manchester City and United put five and four past them respectively and Chelsea will have to do similarly to show fans they can still match Manchester's might.

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