Alvaro Morata believes he is going to benefit from Premier League defenders who are ‘sloppy tactically’.
Chelsea splashed out an initial £58million in order to secure the services of the former Real Madrid and Juventus striker.
After a truncated pre-season, Morata has begun to justify Antonio Conte’s faith, scoring twice and provided two assists in matches against Everton and Burnley.
Morata faces a tough task to emulate the goalscoring exploits of Diego Costa who has spearheaded Chelsea’s two most recent title-winning campaigns, but is confident Premier League defences will offer him enough chances to give him a shot at reaching the 20-goal Mark.
‘Tactically Chelsea are Italian, you have to conform to a system. The striker has to be a reference point for his teammates,’ he told El Pais.
‘You need to fight with the centre-backs and they’re much stronger physically than in any other country.
‘It’s true that they’re sloppy tactically and they give you chances because they slip up, but it’s a different kind of football.
‘In Spain you have time to think and hold on to the ball. Here if you hold the ball you’ll already have been given two kicks.’