Record signing Morata won't start in Chelsea opener
Aug 12 2017 by Marjorie Miles
Chelsea, who were not in Europe last season, but won the domestic title by seven points in Conte's first season in charge, have signed four players so far, including striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.
Chelsea outcast Diego Costa has kept himself busy in Brazil over the past weeks after being told to stay away from Antonio Conte's preparations for the new season.
The Spain global said he was aware of the pressure surrounding him due to his £70.6m price-tag and was motivated to prove the critics wrong who are 'killing him'following his miss in the penalty shootout defeat against Arsenal at the Community Sheild.
"It's the price you have to pay for such a big transfer. This motivates me to work harder".
"I have only two pre-season games, 15 official minutes and a failed penalty (in the Community Shield's loss to Arsenal). and they're already killing me, so I know what's ahead". There's that many games on TV now you can watch and see and you kind of know what each player and each striker is like.
Rooney also played in both legs of the Europa League third qualifying round against Slovakian side MFK Ruzomberok.
The Premier League is tagged as Europe's most exciting league with its unpredictable title race, frenetic rate and its tendency for late goals.