English Premier League Report: Stoke City v Chelsea 23 September 2017

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Alvaro Morata scored his first Chelsea hat-trick to wrap up a comprehensive 4-0 win away at 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. Our fans were fantastic, they pushed us a lot.

It rounded off a superb away day for Chelsea, showing they are will in this title race. It was great also to change it (the song). I expect Conte to name the same team except Rudiger will come in for Cahill and Christensen will replace the suspended Luiz.

"Alvaro performed very well". He scored a hat-trick and for our strikers it's very important.

"I am pleased for Alvaro's performance, pleased for the performance of the team".

Chelsea was unable to defeat Arsenal at Stamford Bridge and also lost a player to a red card in the final minutes of the game.

Well, it isn't going to be the clichéd wet, windy Wednesday night fixture for Chelsea at Stoke.

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The emphatic win against Stoke has kept Chelsea three points behind Manchester United and Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. "It means we have created chances for the striker to score, it happened last season, and it will happen again this season".

Only Pompey under Paul Hart have waited longer than Palace for their first points of a Premier League campaign, losing their first seven games before eventually recording a win over Wolves in their eighth.

The Spaniard struck in under 90 seconds to give us the ideal start to the game, and added two more late on after Pedro had doubled our lead in the first half.

Bournemouth found themselves 1-0 up against Everton after Josh King's goal, but they left Goodison Park with nothing as Oumar Niasse scored twice late on to turn the game on its head.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes had no such comfort after he saw his side undone by frightful defensive errors, then reported his centre-back crisis could extend into next week's home game against Southampton. 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".

RatingsStoke City: Jack Butland 6 (out of 10), Glen Johnson 5, Bruno Martins Indi 5, Erik Pieters 5, Mame Diouf 5, Darren Fletcher 5, Joe Allen 6, Ramadan Sobhi 6, Xherdan Shaqiri 7, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 6, Jese Rodriguez 6.

"You've seen a bit of everything from Morata since he's joined the club", Sinclair said on Chelsea TV.