Spanish striker Morata joins Chelsea

However, at a meet-and-greet session organised by T-Systems at Cafe Football yesterday, the German worldwide confirmed he is staying put at Bayern Munich.

Chelsea coach Antonio Conte praised the battling contribution of new striker Alvaro Morata after his debut in Tuesday's 3-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in Singapore, while Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti hailed his own newcomer James Rodriguez.

Soon it got worse for Chelsea as Muller scored twice in quick succession, the first a volley from Franck Ribery's fine cross, the second a brilliant curling effort from over 25 yards out to give the Germans a 3-0 lead with just 27 minutes on the clock.

The final, taking place in Bayern's Allianz Arena, saw Chelsea become the first London side to win the Champions League when Drogba scored the winning penalty in the shootout.

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But a sluggish start left them with too much to do against a rampant Bayern.

Muller scored the pick of the goals after 26 minutes after he was put through by Corentin Tolisso and then allowed to run at Chelsea's defenders, who backed away while the Germany worldwide curled a powerful 25-yard shot beyond Courtois and into the top-right corner.

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As well as Sanches' eye-catching performance, there were encouraging showings from new signings Corentin Tolisso and James Rodriguez.

Cesar Azpilicueta has told ESPN FC that Chelsea must learn from the mistakes of their last title defence if they are to retain the Premier League crown they won so emphatically last season.

Many expected Morata to take up the role of lead striker, a direct replacement for Costa from last season-and he probably still will.

Boga had a decent chance to pull a goal back after being set up by Cesc Fabregas but was denied by veteran keeper Tom Starke.

He said: "It is too early now to talk about the impact of Alvaro during the game".

Bayern says the 24-year-old Bernat suffered the injury last Saturday in a friendly game against Milan in Shanghai, and that he underwent surgery in Munich on Monday.

It was his strike partner, Michy Batshuayi, who netted the side's second goal though, profiting from close range after a corner was not cleared on the 85th minute, to the delight of the Blues fans among the 48,522 in attendance.

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