Kurt Zouma will not be taking to the field for Stoke as he is ineligible to play against his parent club. When the game became stretched, Fabregas was able to pick out pockets of space for Hazard and co.to move into and this created abundance of goal scoring opportunities.
His replacement, Gary Cahill, was fortunate not to give away a penalty on 65 minutes when his challenge on Choupo-Moting went unpunished, before Fletcher spurned a glorious chance to halve the deficit on 72 minutes, failing to make contact with a Xherdan Shaqiri cross from close range.
With eight minutes left, Morata completed his hat-trick when Azpilicueta chested the ball into his path. Can he help Chelsea retain their Premier League crown.
Morata marked his Premier League debut with a goal in a 3-2 defeat to Burnley.
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"It was very hard to win here but we deserved to win the game". I repeat, it's not simple to win away against them.
Mark Hughes: "We've made catastrophic errors from the first minute".
Antonio Conte's men were frustrated by the Gunners at Stamford Bridge and had to settle for a point.
Manager Antonio Conte said Morata "feels the goal in every moment" and it was his positioning that gave him the edge over a makeshift Stoke City defence for the opener but his three goals displayed different skill-sets, with his second showcasing his blistering pace and under-rated dribbling ability. "Now the player is OK and is ready to play the next game in the Champions League [against Atletico Madrid]". Arsenal lost here, Manchester United drew but we won, and we deserved to win - but it wasn't easy.
Just a day after it had been confirmed that the Blues had agreed a fee with Atletico Madrid for Costa, Morata was involved in his sixth, seventh and eighth goals for Chelsea since joining from Real Madrid during the summer.
Chelsea pledged to take "the strongest possible action" against any supporters identified singing the song, and after the Stoke match both Conte and a club spokesman expressed their gratitude to their fans for changing the words. He nearly notched another couple of goals in addition to his maiden hat-trick for Chelsea, following his club-record switch from Real Madrid.