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Alvaro Morata was on fire for Chelsea against Stoke City as the summer signing scored a hatrick against Mark Hughes men to give Chelsea all three points in the race for the title.

His manager Antonio Conte was pleased with his performance and said after the game: “I think Alvaro played very well and he scored three goals and for a striker that is very important. Don’t forget against Nottingham Forest the same happened with Batshuayi, it means we create chances for our striker to take.

“I am pleased for his performance and the performance of the team. It is not easy to win away at Stoke. The game is always difficult, I remember the game last season when we struggled a lot to win and we won at the end.

“Today we started very well and then we were very good to suffer. It was important to not lose our composure, to always stay in the game and in the second half we scored two goals and we created many chances to improve the final result. The final result was 4-0 but it was a difficult game.”

Morata has now scored six goals in six games for Chelsea.


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