Date: 1st September 2017 at 5:00pm
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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has revealed that he has been in contact with team mate Diego Costa in recent weeks despite not having trained with his fellow countryman since his arrival in the Premier League.

Costa has been trying to force through a move to Atletico Madrid after being told by manager Antonio Conte this summer that he doesn’t figure in the club’s plans. Still, by following in the 28 year old’s footsteps for both club and country this season, Morata said he wanted to talk with him to ask for some advice. He is quoted by AS as saying:

“I’ve talked a lot with Diego Costa, he’s given me a lot of advice, I asked him if he’s okay, which is what worries me, the rest are his things that he has to solve and the rest of us have to keep out.”

Morata has so far proven a more than adequate replacement for Costa with two goals in his first four games this season. Blues boss Conte still believes the striker has some adapting to do to the club’s style of play but so far, things have gone pretty smoothly for the 24 year old.