Alvaro Morata scores first Chelsea hat trick as the Blues condemn Stoke City 4-0 in Bet365 stadium
Chelsea club record signing Alvaro Morata bags first Chelsea hat trick as Chelsea finally settled for life without Diego Costa going into the English topflight
The Stamford Bridge outfits squared up with Stoke City at Bet365 stadium on Saturday afternoon, but resulted in an easy ride for the champions when Alvaro Morata put passed Butland to find the back of the net in an Azipulicueta assist (2), to put the Blues ahead.
The both sides settled for a competitive struggle but Chelsea came out outstanding within the midfield and wide areas as well get defensive and offensive in a bid to double the lead, Pedro Rodriguez made that effort pay off as he rallied loose ball from Daren Fletcher to punish Mark Hughes Stoke City just before the break to give Chelsea a comfortable first half lead.
Second half gets underway remarkably as Stoke City strive to announce their dominance over the champions but certainly lacked the cutting edge up front as Thibaut Courtois was seen inactive in most part of the game for lack of threat from Stoke City.
Peter Crouch nearly got the consolation but was denied shortly before Alvaro Morata run wide foot dancing to beat three four defenders and finally arrived in the box through a Tiemoue Bakayoko assist to roll far end of the net go passed Butland for his second goal of the day (78).
Club record signing Alvaro Morata was on riot as he followed yet another Azipilicueta assist to brush into the net his third goal of the day in (82), Morata now six goals in six matches averaging one for each game alongside Manchester United Romelu Lukaku, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling.
In other games; Manchester United leap frog passed Southampton 1-0 as pace setters Manchester city crushed Crystal Palace 5-0 to retain the pole position on the log.
What next; Chelsea will travel to Atletico Madrid for a second champions league group stage game on Wednesday night, thereafter receive Manchester City on Saturday in the English topflight.
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