Stoke City 0 Chelsea 4: Magic Morata hits hat-trick


Alvaro Morata is expected to continue his rich vein of form on Saturday, September 23 for Chelsea as they face Stoke City in a Premier League game.

Chelsea head in to the weekend action sitting third in the table and three points adrift of the leaders so Conte will be keen to maintain the pressure by picking up a win at Stoke tomorrow.

Antonio Conte was left frustrated by Chelsea's failure to beat Arsenal last weekend, but the Blues boss has been given a lift ahead of Saturday's trip to Stoke City by Eden Hazard's return to prominence and the end of the Diego Costa saga.

Stoke only managed two efforts on target throughout but had plenty of possession and looked increasingly unsafe after the interval as they looked to play a more direct style.

Stoke stayed in the game until Morata finished them off with goals in the 77th and 82nd minutes, first dinking the ball over Butland and then tapping in to take his season's tally to six. I think a year ago they were good at taking things up to a line and not crossing it and maybe they have (this season) just got that wrong. "We must be pleased and satisfied to win away against Stoke because they are a strong team at home".

'This season it's very important to play because after a really bad injury, it's not simple - he broke his leg in a bad way, ' said the Chelsea manager. We started well and scored early.

"Don't forget after two and a half days we have to play another important game against Man City".

"For me it's a three horse race", Sinclair said on Chelsea TV.

"It was a hard day obviously, we were struggling with personnel beforehand and we ended the day with no senior central defenders available at all", Hughes told Stoke City+. We've got a major doubt on Kevin Wimmer, so that's touch and go.