Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has opened up on the close relationship between him and manager Maurizio Sarri.

Sarri joined the Blues in the summer replacing his compatriot Antonio Conte, who was sacked after his second season at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues remain unbeaten in the Premier League under new boss Sarri as they now sit third in the league table with four points behind leaders Man City and two points behind second-placed Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Morata, who recently admitted that he wanted to leave Chelsea in the summer, has revealed that Sarri is a friendly manager.

“I asked around and they told me that he was a coach who played very well with the ball and that he loves a lot of tactical work,” Morata told Gazzetta.

“But also that he had a good personal relationship with the players and so it was.”

“Sarri knows perfectly the difference between the various moments in the life of a team.”

“When you have to work in the field he is the first to set an example but when you have a joke with him you literally die of laughter.”

“Everything is reflected on the group. We work very well together and we play good football.”

“We are just a little behind in the league just because we had some draws, otherwise we would be even higher.”

“But considering that we work with Sarri for just over 3 months, that’s fine because the competition in Premier League is very tough. And we will improve.”

“There is no need for something to happen, for accidents, for playing well or badly to talk to him.”

“No, he is always available and interested. He asks you how you are, how you want your life, football issues. But also the first thing that comes to mind like the political situation of your country.”

“One of the first times I met him he asked me what I thought of the independence of the Basque Country.”

“I was amazed, I did not expect it. We started talking with passion, and it is not so obvious.”

“I am very happy to have him as a coach and how we are doing things.”

“We still have not lost but I repeat, with a couple of more wins we would be at the top or almost. But there’s no hurry, the season is still very long.”

Chelsea are back in the Premier League action on Saturday 24 with a trip to Tottenham and Morata is expected to start the London derby.

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