• Chelsea striker linked up with Belgian well during win at Atlético
• ‘It’s easy for me to play with him. My own start at this club does not seem real’
Álvaro Morata has expressed his delight at playing alongside Eden Hazard, describing the Belgian as “one of the three best players in the world”, after maintaining his own eye-catching start to life at Chelsea with a seventh goal in as many games in the hugely impressive victory over Atlético Madrid.
The Spain forward was subjected to constant abuse from the stands on Wednesday night as he returned to Madrid, where he had previously enjoyed two spells at Real, but silenced the home support with Chelsea’s equaliser on the hour-mark. His header was guided home from Hazard’s pinpoint cross with the players, who had only played alongside each other for 49 minutes previously, enjoying an instant understanding out on the pitch.