Chelsea star Eden Hazard has opened up on how his relationship has developed with Alvaro Morata.

Morata arrived at Stamford Bridge this summer from Real Madrid as a replacement for Diego Costa.

And Hazard says Morata is up to the same level as his predecessor.

Hazard told Chelsea‘s weekly newsletter: “He’s a top striker. When good players play together, they don’t need to train two years.

“When we are on the pitch, we can see the movements he does and his technical ability is good so, with Alvaro – and, before, with Diego as well – it’s good.

“I try to have a good connection with my striker because, in my position, it’s good to have this player who is like a target man, so I need a good connection with him.”