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Alvaro Morata lacking fitness, says Chelsea boss Antonio Conte

Image: Alvaro Morata made his Chelsea debut in Saturday's 2-1 friendly defeat by Inter Milan in Singapore

New Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata is yet to reach the fitness level required by manager Antonio Conte.

According to Conte, the £65m summer signing from Real Madrid 'needs to improve his fitness quickly' and may have to sit out Sunday's Community Shield fixture at Wembley against Arsenal.

Conte told The Sun: "Morata is just starting to train with us.

"He has to improve his condition a lot to adapt quickly into our team.

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"He is working well but it has been only five days. Today, he tried to do his best but for sure he has to improve."

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