The Players That Link Chelsea & Atletico Madrid

Next up for Chelsea is trip to Spain where they take on their nemesis Atletico Madrid in the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium. It will be the stadiums` first taste of Champions League football. The two clubs have quite a recent history regarding players who have appeared for both clubs.

Thibaut Courtois, who Chelsea bought from Genk in 2011, had a three year loan spell with Diego Simeone`s side before being recalled by then manager Jose Mourinho prior to the start of the 2014-2015 season. Mourinho opted to oust Petr Cech in favour of the Belgian shot stopper as the Blues no.1 between the sticks.

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Alvaro Morata a worthy heir to Fernando Torres as Chelsea’s beloved No. 9

Chelsea travel to Spain this week to take on Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, where they will face one of their former strikers, Fernando Torres. Comparisons between Morata and Fernando Torres are inevitable. Torres arrived in January 2011 after he submitted a transfer request.

Despite the negative hype in the press, Fernando Torres’ stats during his subsequent time at Chelsea were pretty good. Even though he never reached the so-called heights we are led to believe he achieved at Liverpool, Torres did more at Chelsea than he is given credit for.

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