Alvaro Morata has been backed to succeed at Chelsea by Stamford Bridge hero Frank Lampard.
Morata signed for Chelsea for a club record £70m from Real Madrid and will be looking to make his mark in London.
The Spaniard had an underwhelming debut in the 2-1 Community Shield defeat to Arsenal last week, but Lampard believes Morata will make a big impression at Chelsea.
“Being the main striker for a club like Chelsea, like Manchester United, like Real Madrid, like Barcelona, brings a lot to it,” Lampard said, as reported in the Daily Star.
“That’s the pressure he probably hasn’t had. I know he was at Juventus but I don’t think he was ever completely their No1 striker. At Real Madrid, certainly, he was in and out, so the main pressure for Morata is to say, ‘Here I am, I’m the No.1 striker and I can take this all on'”, continued Lampard.
“I think he’s got all the tools to do that. He’s got great movement and he’s a good finisher, so he now needs to adapt to the Premier League. I do think he’s got the natural talent to come in and score the 20-plus goals that Diego Costa scored last year.”
Morata is in line to make his Premier League bow tomorrow, as Antonio Conte’s side entertain Burnley at Stamford Bridge.