Alvaro Morata ready to prove wrong those critics who are 'killing me'

Premier League goal rush scoring rates over the last three seasons

Alvaro Morata ready to prove wrong those critics who are 'killing me'

It's my job. But it is not an obsession for me ahead of winning titles for the team.

The Serbian midfielder completed a controversial switch to Old Trafford from the Blues last week as Jose Mourinho moved to bolster his midfield options ahead of the new season.

It's an uneasy start to life in England and one that has prompted the player to concede that critics are already getting to him.

Sean Dyches's men, lead by Tom Heaton who was just brilliant between the sticks, were especially successful at their Turf Moor where they've won 33 out of 40 points last year so it's obvious that their away record is simply poor - seven points in 19 games so reigning champions should pick up three points at the beginning of the campaign. "I know twice as many people are paying attention to me".

Asked about the huge transfer fee, the striker told Spanish daily Marca: "I admit it's a huge amount but I have the personality to play quietly and go about my business".

Thus fortified, he has an opportunity to show that his role as an impact substitute at Madrid - a very effective one - last season was scant recognition of his excellence.

Another new recruit, Jon Walters, is likely to replace the departed Andre Gray up front.

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Chelsea's Alvaro Morata scores every 145 minutes on average
Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata scores every 145 minutes on average

Going into Saturday's home match against Burnley, it could even be argued that Chelsea is beginning the season in a weaker position despite a summer outlay of around 140 million pounds ($180 million).

"Pedro is not available, he is suffering from an injury and has not been able to recover", Conte said.

"He can be a target, run the line and he can also score goals". United and City will be a tougher prospect now Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have something close to their ideal squads.

Matic's departure will force Conte to accelerate Bakayoko's progress into the starting XI when he returns to fitness.

Burnley have never beaten Chelsea, but the Clarets managed to play two 1-1 draws in the last three outings against the Blues.

N'Golo Kanté won the awards last season, but Eden Hazard remains Chelsea's creative driving force. In the dressing room, I heard he was jovial, got on well with all the lads.

"Costa was liked in the dressing room", Lampard continued. "I've scored 15 or 16 goals and I've lifted titles and other strikers have scored 35 and haven't won anything".

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