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Alvaro Morata reveals the tender motive behind his Chelsea goal celebration

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Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has hit the ground running since joining from Real Madrid in a club record deal over the summer.

Signed to replace the enigmatic Diego Costa, Morata has already bagged eight goals and four assists in his first 11 Premier League outings.

The former Juventus frontman has quickly formed an excellent on-pitch relationship with Eden Hazard at Chelsea.

Morata scored in Saturday's 4-0 away win over West Brom but Hazard grabbed the headlines by winning the Man of the Match award with a stunning brace.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte heaped praise on the duo after the emphatic win.

"We performed very well," Conte told reporters. "Morata and Hazard have a great link - they are now 100% fit. It is easy to forget that we started the season without Hazard.

"Today Eden played very well. I think he showed a great patience, despite some situations very strong. I played and I understand when you are against these types of players it is difficult to stop them, you try to find a different way to stop them. He has to continue in this way now that he is 100%. He is enjoying to play with us."

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The meaning behind Morata's goal celebration

Chelsea fans have become accustomed to watching Morata wheel off celebrating this season.

The 25-year-old Spanish international has his own celebration - making an inverted V sign with two fingers - and shared the meaning behind it on Instagram after Saturday's win.

Many Chelsea fans had assumed he was referring to the first letter of his own name, Alvaro. His post on social media reveals that it is a actually a tribute to his wife.

Alice Campello, 22, married the Real Madrid academy star in Venice earlier in 2017.

Morata has performed brilliantly in the Premier League but his recent comments suggest he's far from settled in London.

"I live in downtown Chelsea," said the Spaniard, as per the Telegraph.


"What fascinates me about London is its multi-ethnicity, the coexistence of cultures and religions, but I do not see myself living here for very long.

"It's too big, too much stress, too much of a metropolis."

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