Alvaro Morata will need more time to fully understand the key role he has to play as Chelsea’s main striker, according to boss Antonio Conte.
Morata joined from Real Madrid in July with the Blues having already started their pre-season training.
“Alvaro is working very well and is improving a lot,” Conte said.
“In these 10 days he is improving his physical condition and is starting to understand what we want, but he needs time to understand to adapt to our style of football.”
Morata has the task of replacing Diego Costa, who is almost certain to leave Stamford Bridge after being told he is not part of Conte’s plans.
Conte added: “It is normal for me, and also for players that start to work with me, that they need time to adapt to our style of football.
“A striker is a really important role and it is very important to understand which is the position I want during the game. It is more difficult to adapt than with the other roles.”