Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has praised the relationship between Spanish duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata following his side's win against Brighton on Boxing Day.
The Blues beat the Seagulls 2-0 on Boxing Day, with goals on the day coming from Morata and Marcos Alonso. Speaking after the win, Conte was full of praise for the relationship between Azpilicueta and Morata, as quoted by Sky Sports.
6 - Cesar Azpilicueta has assisted Alvaro Morata for six Premier League goals this season - the joint-most for one @ChelseaFC player to another in a single season (Fabregas-Costa 14-15 and Lampard-Drogba 09-10). Amigos.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 26, 2017
"I think in this league there is great motivation for all to try to stay there and fight until the end.
"There is great motivation to find a place in the Champions League next year, there are four places for six top teams. Our start wasn't easy for many reasons but we want to work and improve. There are many competitions and we must be very proud to play every game."
The Blues stay third after their win, however a slip up from Manchester United means that only one point separates second and third spot.