After an emphatic performance on Sunday night versus Manchester United, Chelsea forward Alvaro Morata explains why he decided to move to London and not Manchester.

Morata scored the only goal of the match during the 1-0 win against United at Stamford Bridge and in general, he had a pretty impactful game for the Blues. This match-winning show was in total contrast to the other high profile striker on the pitch – Romelu Lukaku, who was virtually non-existent throughout the whole match.

And after the match, Morata has come out and said why he is wearing the blue of Chelsea. According to the Spaniard, he had the option to move to a number of Premier League clubs but eventually chose Chelsea because Antonio Conte and his staff convinced him that the player was really needed at Stamford Bridge and he indeed had a future at the club.

Morata said, “Antonio, Michael [Emenalo], Marina [Granovskaia], all of them called me this summer and there was no chance I wasn’t coming to Chelsea,

“They demonstrated to me that they really wanted me.

“I had the chance to go to Manchester United and other teams in the Premier League.

“The important thing is I’m part of Chelsea and I’m very happy with this and now it’s time to fight for the blue shirt. I want to play well and win with this shirt.”

During the early part of the summer transfer window, Morata was favourite to join Manchester United while Romelu Lukaku was supposed to return back to Chelsea. But in the end, United opted to sign Lukaku and Morata had to settle for a £58 million move to Chelsea. But now it seems as if everything has fallen in place for the Spaniard expect for the lifestyle in London maybe.