Chelsea news: Alvaro Morata reveals why Mateo Kovacic will be crucial this season

Goals instead came from midfield, with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho getting themselves on the scoresheet before half-time, while winger Pedro sealed the win in the final 10 minutes.

So with competition in that part of the pitch hotting up, it could take time for the World Cup finalist to break into Sarri’s first XI.

But Morata is hoping his old friend gets his chance to prove his worth soon.

“Mateo, first of all, is an amazing person,” Morata told the club’s official website.