EPL: Why I dropped Chelsea's No.9 shirt - Morata

EPL: Why I dropped Chelsea's No.9 shirt - Morata

Chelsea FC would only consider letting Alvaro Morata leave the club this summer on a permanent deal and not on loan, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

Morata will now be hoping to prove himself to new manager Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge as he bids to enjoy a fruitful second campaign at Chelsea FC.

"We've made a very good signing, because he's a fantastic player, a fantastic guy and because Manchester City wanted him!"

Pep Guardiola's Man City cruised to a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in today's FA Community Shield as they continue preparations for a Premier League Title defence.

In hindsight, perhaps not the smartest move as the likes of Radamel Falcao and Fernando Torres have endured disastrous seasons wearing the iconic number, but Morata's reason for the change ahead of the 2018/19 season goes way deeper than some curse.

Alvaro Morata
GETTY Alvaro Morata is staying at Chelsea

The Chelsea striker endured a hard afternoon at Wembley, with very little service and City in fine form.

After Morata's weak display against Arsenal in midweek, you can't blame Sarri but with the transfer window set to shut in less than a week, it's best for the club that the two get accustomed to working together. I don't see that in Morata, I don't see the desire to be a team player'.

"Ethan Ampadu and him, when you see them playing, it is like they are 25 and 26 years old - and they are 17!"

"Callum is lucky with Eden, with Willian and all the strikers because they are good people and if he listens and watches Willian, he can be the best for the future".

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