Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata reveals the secret behind his trademark goal celebration

Alvaro Morata with his trademark celebration

Alvaro Morata has had plenty to celebrate since swapping Real Madrid for Chelsea.

The Spanish international has hit the ground running since moving to Stamford Bridge for a club-record transfer fee in the summer.

He has netted eight times in his first 11 Premier League outings for the Blues to justify his hefty £70million price tag.

Morata was on target again this weekend as Antonio Conte’s champions thrashed West Brom to heap pressure on Baggies boss Tony Pulis.

He has made a habit of marking each strike with a trademark routine after the ball hits the back of the net.

Wheeling away and making an inverted V sign with two fingers, Morata then imitates an archer with a gesture that is taken from former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ celebration book.

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Alvaro Morata with the archer part of his celebration at West Brom.

But while the Torres impression is there for all to see, the two-finger salute remained a mystery until the goal machine took to Instagram to reveal all.

After the West Brom victory, Morata revealed that it was a reference to his wife Alice, writing on the social networking site: “Always A I love u so much.”

Chelsea chief Conte, who worked hard to sign Morata for Juventus in his previous club management job, is pleased with how he is fitting into the team.

“We performed very well,” Conte said after the game. “Morata and Hazard have a great link, they are now 100% fit.

“It is easy to forget that we started the season without Hazard… I played and I understand when you are against these types of players it is difficult to stop them, you try to find a different way to stop them.”

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