Mourinho, though, is expecting a breakthrough season from one of last summer's signings, Paul Pogba, and says a return to the Champions League, and Neymar's world record €222 million move to PSG, will help.
They finished on fifth position in the league last season but won the FA Cup after beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final.
Last week, Morata came on as a 74th-minute substitute for Michy Batshuayi in the Community Shield penalty shootout defeat to Arsenal at Wembley and Conte said the 24-year-old is still not ready. "And I think we're going to reach that level as a football team in the next couple of years".
"We need to transform the quality of the preparation into points and that is, of course, a pragmatic view, but what matters is we win the game and start in a strong way, which we didn't do a year ago".
"They have top players, but it is just 11 v 11 on the pitch and we need them to be uncomfortable", the Spaniard told the club's website.
"I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back, Mesut Ozil ... we have plenty of the same type of players".
"He added: "[PSG] are looking for Mbappe, that's what I read in the papers.
There have been a number of changes to the Arsenal squad in the transfer window.
Townsend feels the Amex Stadium outfit have every chance of a long-term future in the Premier League should they beat the drop this time.
"No", he replied when asked if any players were poised to leave.
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"At the moment the most active have been United, City and Liverpool a bit".
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