Filipe Luis: I'm in no hurry to return to Atletico Madrid

The Chelsea left-back has largely found himself behind Cesar Azpilicueta in the pecking order at Stamford Bridge but wants to see out his contract with Jose Mourinho’s side


Chelsea defender Filipe Luis has played down speculation of a return to Atletico Madrid, having struggled to break into Jose Mourinho’s first-choice XI this term.

The Brazil international arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer but has often played second fiddle to fellow full-back Cesar Azpilicueta in his first Premier League campaign.

Reports have suggested that Diego Simeone could look to bring the 29-year-old back to La Liga to strengthen his defence, with Filipe Luis having won plenty of silverware during his four-year spell at Atleti.

However, the Brazilian told Marca: “I’m just focused on Chelsea, on working hard and giving my best in order to end the season with another important and beautiful trophy.

“Of course, everything can change in football but I’m happy and have a three-year contract at Chelsea that I’d like to see out.

“I’ve had some of the best years of my career at Atletico and remember the supporters, my teammates and the coaching staff fondly.

“I’m really fond of Simeone; he’s a coach that taught me so much.”