Frank Lampard predicts how many goals Alvaro Morata will score for Chelsea this season

Frank Lampard is backing Alvaro Morata to score at least 20 goals in his first season at Chelsea

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Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge Photo: Alvaro Morata / Instagram

Frank Lampard is backing Alvaro Morata to score at least 20 goals in his first season at Chelsea.

The Spanish striker became the west London club’s fourth summer signing last month when he joined the Blues from Real Madrid on a five-year contract.

Morata made his competitive debut for the Blues when he came on as a second-half substitute for Chelsea in their Community Shield loss to Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday.

The 24-year-old did not have much of an impact and then missed his penalty in the shoot-out as the Blues were beaten by the Gunners in the season curtain-raiser.

However, Lampard is tipping Morata to be a key player for the Blues this season, and with Diego Costa seemingly set to leave the club, the former England star is backing him to shine up front.

Speaking on BT Sport on Sunday afternoon, Lampard said: “Morata, I think he’ll score 20 goals this season.”

Chelsea are preparing to kick off their Premier League title defence with a home clash against Burnley next weekend.

Antonio Conte’s men were by far the best team in the league last term as they won a record 30 games on their way to lifting the title for the second time in three years.

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