Alvaro Morata hails Fabregas, Azpilicueta, Alonso

Morata and Fabregas

Alvaro Morata has thanked his Spanish team-mates for helping him adapt to life at Chelsea swiftly. The 25-year-old scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season in Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Brighton at Stamford Bridge as he helped the Blues close the gap to second-placed Manchester United. Morata headed in compatriot Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross…

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde identifies reason Chelsea will be difficult for his team

Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde has pinpointed former Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata as one of the main threats Chelsea pose to his side in the Champions League. Monday’s last 16 draw pitted the Catalan side against the team they lost to in the 2011-2012 semi-finals, with Chelsea going on to win the tournament that year. Valverde, whose…

Courtois seeking victory for Chelsea on his return to Atletico Madrid, warns Alvaro Morata about hostile reception

Diego Simeone and Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea goalThibaut Courtois admits it will be “special” for him to return to Atletico Madrid, but insists he is focused on helping Chelsea take all three points from their Champions League clash in Spain today. Antonio Conte’s side will take on Diego Simeone’s men in the Group C game, which will be only the third…