Chelsea will improve with "complete striker" Alvaro Morata - Carlo Ancelotti

Jul 26, 2017, 00:50
Chelsea will improve with

Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches has expressed his desire to join AC Milan after becoming frustrated by the lack of first-team opportunities with the Bundesliga champions.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte praised the battling contribution of new striker Alvaro Morata after his debut in Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in Singapore, while Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed his own newcomer James Rodriguez.

Then he added the next goal as Chelsea defenders backed off him.

Alonso pulled one back for Chelsea just before half-time, however, and the game went into the break with Bayern leading 3-1. While most of the players on the pitch and the managers on the touchline have changed in the last five years, the quality and hunger of both teams is little different, promising what should be a fun match for the friendly tournament.

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Bayern then doubled their lead six minutes later when Franck Ribery dribbled past Cesar Azpilicueta before squaring the ball into the area for Muller, who coolly volleyed it past a frustrated-looking Thibaut Courtois.

Conte will have noted the lack of focus from his players at the start of the game and that should inform his preparations for the defence of the Premier League title.

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata says playing in the English Premier League is a "perfect situation" for him as a player.

Rafinha put the German ahead before a Thomas Muller brace made it 3-0.

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Chelsea's next game is against Inter Milan in Singapore on Saturday before they head back to the United Kingdom for the community Shield against Arsenal at Wembley on August 6.

"It was a really nice reaction by the side after the result against Milan so we are very happy and everything is going good", Mueller said in a pitchside interview.

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The £60million signing from Real Madrid came on as a second-half substitute with his new side trailing by two goals, and teed up Michy Batshuayi for his fifth goal of pre-season.

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Most of the fans who flocked to catch the pre-season encounter barely had time to settle down when Rafinha popped up on the right of Chelsea's penalty box and let fly a speculative shot that ended up in the net.