Published: Sun, September 24, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Alvaro Morata Hat-Trick Leads Chelsea to Easy Win vs. Stoke City

Alvaro Morata Hat-Trick Leads Chelsea to Easy Win vs. Stoke City

Speaking after Morata's hat-trick at Stoke had earned Chelsea their biggest win of the season, Conte said he was pleased Chelsea's supporters had cut out the anti-Semitic references to their chant.

Chelsea visit Stoke City at the weekend with the Blues looking to bounce back from the disappointing performance against Arsenal.

Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois suffered an injury after falling heavily but played on.

Pedro then struck having claimed the ball when Darren Fletcher chested it back towards his own goal, and Morata's second came after ex-Blues player Johnson lost possession.

"Morata is already a really good striker but I think he can improve a lot", the Italian stated.

Despite having won just one of its three league home games, Chelsea has been flawless on the road and stays within three points of the Manchester sides at the top of the table.

Chelsea's last top-flight outing ended in a frustrating 0-0 draw against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea scored from its only two shots in the first half, Morata putting the team in front after just 82 seconds before fellow Spain global Pedro netted his second goal in his last three games.

Antonio Conte really likes Alvaro Morata.

Jose Mourinho's men also scaled through as Romelu Lukaku scored his sixth Premier League goal of the season to give the Red Devils a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Southampton.

"I can not be too disappointed given the circumstances, we had a good go at it but they had too much quality in the end to take it away from us". The hat trick goal was a typical centre-forward's effort, with a predatory tap-in from 6 yards. "Now we have to play three games and yes, there is the possibility to try to pick him for these games". We started well and scored early.

"I think we have to be focused at what we do and not others".

The game was neatly summed up with nearly the final kick when Saido Berahino missed an open goal which would have merely acted as a consolation rather than a base to fight back from.

The Stoke boss lamented Costa's departure as "a real shame" and admits he will miss the striker's combative presence in the Premier League.

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