Alvaro Morata’s Chelsea form impresses Didier Drogba

Didier Drogba has been impressed by how quickly Alvaro Morata has settled into life at Chelsea.

The Spaniard has made a quick start to life at Stamford Bridge with three goals and two assists in his first four Premier League matches since completing a £70m move from Real Madrid.

Morata netted the opening goal in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Leicester to help Chelsea climb to third in the table and Drogba feels he will be key to helping Antonio Conte’s side defend their title.

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“He is scoring goals that are winning games so I am really happy for him and for the club as well,” Drogba told Sky Sports News.

“It is very important to score. As a striker, when you start with a new team, people have high expectations.

“When you match those expectations, you are just happy and the goals continue to come.

“I hope he will have a great season because we need that.”

Drogba was also pleased to see N’Golo Kante score a rare goal against the Foxes, with the French midfielder’s performance prompting Conte to label him as the Premier League’s best player after the win.

Drogba said of Kante: “He doesn’t score much but when he does everyone is happy for him because he is working a lot for the team and giving everything.

“I was proud that he scored his goal. It was a very difficult game. It is always difficult to play at Leicester so I am happy with the result.”