Morata hat trick keeps Chelsea near top of EPL

24 September, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Laura Christensen
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Stoke were faced with a defensive shortage without injured duo Ryan Shawcross and Kevin Wimmer, while on-loan defender Kurt Zouma was ineligible to play against his parent club. While we're assuming that Christensen has that job, that means that one of Cahill or Rudiger would have to miss out.

Despite having been Chelsea's second choice in the transfer window, Alvaro Morata is quickly proving his doubters wrong in the English Premier League.

Stoke enjoyed a good spell towards the end of the half with Mame Biram Diouf's overhead kick dropping over the bar and Fletcher had an effort blocked on 43 minutes.

The summer signing claimed a hat-trick, with the three goals all scored with his feet, to complete a comfortable afternoon for the Premier League champions as they prepare for a potentially pivotal week.

"Don't forget in this stadium the crowd pushed a lot and I want to thank our fans because they helped the team a lot today".

The defending champions are now in third place in the league table! Mark Hughes, meanwhile, added Peter Crouch to the mix and the veteran striker made an instant impression, setting up a stretching Diouf to fire over.

But Conte will be able to call upon the 23-year-old for Saturday's trip to Stoke after he suffered no ill-effects.


Morata has so far proved to be an able successor and Conte said: " I think Alvaro played very well and he took his goals very well, which for a striker is very important.

Now, Antonio Conte has been delivering some injury news on the Belgian and it might well be music to their ears.

In the week that Diego Costa departed for Atletico Madrid, Alvaro Morata continued his impressive start to life at Chelsea in style.

The Blues had an easy run out against Nottingham Forest in a midweek League Cup game while several key players were rested which gives a great insight into who will start this weekend.

The Chelsea manager urged Morata to keep the good work going following his first hat-trick for the club.

"Stoke are a really good team and very strong".

Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal as Manchester United clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.

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