Atletico's Koke thrilled with return of Diego Costa

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Diego Costa's protracted return to Atletico Madrid after three years at Chelsea is nearly complete after terms were agreed over the striker's transfer.

Atletico Madrid already have Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gameiro, Angel Correa, Luciano Vietto and Fernando Torres in their attack, and Costa will have to fight for a place.

By "subtle" we mean filming himself wearing the La Liga club's shirt or telling anyone who'll listen that he really wants to move there.

It took only two minutes for Antonio Conte's side to open the scoring, with Morata firing home after a fine long-range pass from fellow Spaniard Cesar Azpilicueta.

"I'm pleased for Eden because in the last game he played very well".

The Premier League match between Stoke and Chelsea will be broadcast online only. "This shows we trust him".

He's a great guy, I spoke to him on Saturday when he was watching (Atletico's) game - we enjoyed a spectacular connection both on and off the pitch.

Manchester United's hopes of signing Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid have been dealt a huge blow, according to a report in Spain.

Chelsea have received five red cards in the last nine games and Conte referenced discipline ahead of "a really tough game".

Stoke, which was fielding a makeshift defense with Kurt Zouma ineligible and Ryan Shawcross and Kevin Wimmer out injured, is 15th in the table having recorded just win in its opening six games. We were in control of the game.

Morata had tweeted after the game, "Since I arrived, I have been able to feel your support every single day, you are fantastic and I'd like to ask you to please respect everyone!"

Diego Simeone has claimed that being handed a FIFA-imposed transfer ban has proved to be a blessing in disguise for his Atletico Madrid side.

"I can speak personally about my experiences with Diego and we won trophies together - it's as simple as that". The club made an enormous effort, and it is an important step as he is among the best three forwards in the world.

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