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Alvaro Morata: Chelsea teammates drove me 'crazy'

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Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata has said his time at Chelsea was driving him "crazy", with his own teammates doubting his ability.

The Spain international, whose 18-month loan move to Atletico becomes permanent next summer, is enjoying a rich vein of form having scored in six consecutive games.

"I'm happier now," Morata said on COPE radio on Tuesday night. "It wasn't a good time in my football life, I'd stopped enjoying it. At times I didn't believe in myself."

The 27-year-old spent 18 months...

Chelsea confirm Morata sale to Atletico

Chelsea have confirmed the sale of Alvaro Morata to Atletico Madrid.

Morata will remain on loan at Atletico for the 2019-20 season, as agreed in January, before the transfer becomes permanent on July 1, 2020 for a fee around £58 million.

A statement on the official Chelsea website read: "Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have today agreed terms for the permanent transfer of Alvaro Morata.

"We would like to thank Alvaro for his contribution and wish him the best of luck for the future."

Morata became...

Alvaro Morata looks like he's found home at Atletico even with his Real roots

Morata's arrival at Atletico was greeted by some scepticism initially but his early form and fit shows that it might be the best club for him.

Goals define strikers. The type of goal, the moments in which they are scored, what they signify. In which case I wonder whether Alvaro Morata has noticed that three of his most important goals came for Juventus and Chelsea against the two biggest clubs from Spain's capital?

A year after Real Madrid put Atletico through the greatest misery in their history, equalising in the Lisbon Champions League final with seconds left and then winning 4-1 in extra time, Morata, wearing the black and white of...


Alvaro Morata beats Ji Dong-Won to top of Player Power Rankings

Netting your first brace for your new club is a good way to reach the summit of Player Power Rankings this week. Our global editors pick their top 10 performers from the weekend.

Also receiving votes: Troy Deeney (Watford), Emre Can (Juventus).

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Alvaro Morata can reboot himself on loan, a system that helped Jesse Lingard and Harry Kane become stars

The ball floated down from the heavens and it seemed that his time had come.

With his team trailing by a goal and one of the world's greatest defenders in pursuit, the forward outstretched the toes of his right boot and brought down the pass as gently as a firefighter catching a child thrown from a burning building. His second touch was arguably more delicate still, a swirling lob that soared over the head of the approaching goalkeeper and, with a single bounce, landed in the net. The forward,...

Atletico's Morata on Real Madrid past: 'Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone'

Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but "not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone."

Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood firm in his wish to bring the Spain international back to his boyhood club.

Speaking to AS before Atleti's 2-0 win over Juventus in Wednesday's Champions League...