Morris - I've never been happier
By Steve Luckings
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The feisty midfielder said he had to leave the billionaire-backed Londoners as he never really felt wanted or appreciated during his seven-year spell at the club.
With Claudio Ranieri heavily stocking up his midfield department with reinforcements in the summer, Morris had looked destined to join Cardiff City after 173 appearances for The Blues in the summer but received a call from Leeds during his medical and opted for a future in West Yorkshire instead of the Welsh capital.
The combative star has started all five games for The Whites this season and Morris beamed he was pleased to be getting a taste of regular action, rather than being relegated to the bench no matter how well he played at Stamford Bridge.
"I'm really enjoying it here, loving it actually, and it's nice to be playing regularly for such a big club," opined the 24-year-old.
"I've never been happier to be honest with you and it's been brilliant here. I talk to my family on a regular basis and they have even noticed in my voice how contented I am.
"This is the first time in my career that I've felt settled and it's the only time I've felt there's more chance of me playing than not playing.
"Now I feel if I do well the chances are I will stay in the team, whereas at Chelsea even if I played some really good games, I knew that if one of the players in front of me was going to be fit for the next game, I would be out.
"I was never a regular at Chelsea in the seven years since I made my debut. Even though I played quite a few games last season, a lot of that was down to injuries.
"I knew that when everyone was available, I would never make the starting line-up.
"That was one of the reasons that I decided that I wanted to leave and I wanted first-team football.
"I had already left before Roman (Abramovich) had come in, but looking at it now with all the quality players they've signed I would be about 15th in line for centre midfield if I'd stayed.
"I'm not taking anything for granted, and I know I could be out of the team if I'm not playing well, but I just wanted the chance and I didn't feel I got it at Chelsea.
"I'm just happy I came here and I can't explain how chuffed I am to be here."