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Stoke manager Mark Hughes faces a headache in defence for Chelsea clash

Stoke manager Mark Hughes faces a headache in defence for Chelsea clash

Chelsea , meanwhile, are third in the table and three points behind the Manchester clubs as they bid to defend the title they won under Conte last term. "I am a Stoke City player so I hope we win this game". United won the Europa League, League Cup and Community Shield in Jose Mourinho's first campaign at the helm but finished a disappointing sixth in the league.


Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea

Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea

Alvaro Morata continued his fine start to life in the Premier league as he netted a hat-trick to help Chelsea claim a 4-0 win over Stoke City . 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.


Morata hits hat-trick in win as Chelsea shrug off Costa saga

Morata hits hat-trick in win as Chelsea shrug off Costa saga

Asked if he would shake Costa's hand the next time they meet, Conte replied: "Yeah, I have no problem". Morata scored in the first minute of the encounter for Chelsea with a brilliant finish. "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". Alonso could have had no complaints had he been shown a second yellow, but Conte was not prepared to take any chances with Chelsea due to face ...


Philippe Coutinho curls home cracking free-kick

Philippe Coutinho curls home cracking free-kick

All the hallmarks of Liverpool's defensive ineptitude were on show here, from poor marking on set pieces to sloppy clearances to goalkeeping uncertainty. Klopp's men need some inspiration to get a win under their belt after a series of disappointing results and Coutinho could just be the man they need.


Stoke could have one fit centre-back for Chelsea game - Hughes

Stoke could have one fit centre-back for Chelsea game - Hughes

I repeat: "for sure we want to thank him for his effort, not only last season but in the period that he played for Chelsea ". We will try to be there but they have spent the biggest money in the league. We want to win and go through in these competitions but it's normal that sometimes you can pay when you have lots of rotation'. He's got damage to his hamstring and we're hoping it won't stop him playing, but clearly at the moment he's a big risk.



United Trying to Identify Fans Sung Offensive Romelu Lukaku Song

However a second effort from no less than two yards out from goal was prodded home by the forward to give United the lead following a promising start from the hosts. He said: "I don't understand what the fans sing". The 25-year-old will not be part of the United squad that travels to St Mary's to take on Southampton on Saturday (23 September) and Mourinho is not expecting him to be back up to speed immediately.