Bayern Beat Chelsea On Morata's Debut

David Luiz arrives at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Singapore. ST

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte says that Alvaro Morata requires time to adapt to life with the Blues before producing his best performances.

Before signing Romelu Lukaku for £75m, United had been locked in talks with Real Madrid as they attempted to bring the Spain worldwide to Old Trafford.

The Blues have already splashed out £140m on new players with the arrival of Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero, but manager Antonio Conte wants to see more new faces still.

Chelsea were caught cold in the heat of Singapore as three early goals from Bayern Munich gave the German champions a 3-2 win at the International Champions Cup (ICC).

"Bayern are a good side and this is our third game of the pre-season and we were a little bit flat first half".

Morata made his mark soon after, flicking on a corner for Michy Batshuayi to finish and ensure a tight finish to a pre-season friendly that saw both sides close to full strength. They will have to...

It took a while for anything significant to happen during a lacklustre start to the second half, but Bayern eventually regain their rhythm and looked like scoring at every given opportunity.

The hope is that the Spanish striker will provide an effective transition away from Diego Costa, whose time as a predominant member of the Chelsea force has come to a sputtering end.

Lukaku was the second top scorer in the Premier League last season, he had been a Chelsea player before, and all of the noises coming out of the 24-year-old's camp headed towards a return to Stamford Bridge.

With the minutes he had at Real Madrid, he did fantastic things.

He added: "After being champions two years ago, we had a bad season". They scored three good goals but that is something we need to work on at the training ground, to make sure we correct that.

Chelsea's response came in first-half stoppage time as a Victor Moses cross found Marcos Alonso, and the defender drilled past Bayern goalkeeper Tom Starke.

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