Fabregas: “Morata and Batshuayi got a lot of potential to improve”

Fabregas: “Morata and Batshuayi got a lot of potential to improve”

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Cesc Fabregas welcomes his compatriot Alvaro Morata to Chelsea.

The Spanish striker completed his first training session under Antonio Conte yesterday and Fabregas is enthusiastic to be his team-mate also in a club team now:

“I’ve always had a good understanding with him,” he said, of the new £70.6million signing from Real Madrid.

“He’s always been a striker with a little bit of everything.

“He has a lot of potential to improve, the same as Michy Batshuayi. It’s up to them how far they want to go.

“They are two young strikers who have to improve as quickly as possible because they are our main strikers.

“They are taking this challenge and they will be under pressure. When you’re the striker of a top team this is what you live with and they will have to cope with it.

“If you are going to fight for all competitions you need your strikers to score lots of goals.”

Fabregas claims Chelsea will go through a more difficult season this year:

“Last season, because of the schedule with no Champions League and because we went out early in the League Cup, we were all fit for most of the season.

“We had basically every midweek off and the manager didn’t have to make a lot of changes.

“I paid for it, Michy paid for it, Willian paid for it. So, we had to keep working and wait for our chance. We all did and we were all at the disposal of the manager when we were called upon.

“We did well, of course, and that gave Michy a lot of confidence and he’s having a full pre-season working with the team.”