Chelsea bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League in style on Saturday, with a 4-0 rout of Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.
Alvaro Morata netted his first hat-trick in Chelsea colours on Saturday, to propel the Premier League champions back to winning ways and consolidate their place in the Top 4. The Spaniard opened the scoring in the second minute before adding two more goals in the second half to notch up his treble.
Pedro struck a superb long-range goal as well as Antonio Conte’s men negotiated the tricky away trip to Stoke with consummate ease. But, the hero of the day was Morata, who is now the joint top scorer in the Premier League, with six goals.
Alvaro Morata has now scored as many Premier League hat-tricks for Chelsea (1) as Diego Costa.
The perfect replacement. 🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/lMQeZaQVUJ
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 23, 2017
🔵 Games: 6
⚽ Goals: 6
🎯 Assists: 2
What a signing! pic.twitter.com/Mldb25kgxA
— Dugout (@Dugout) September 23, 2017
— James Runtown (@JamesRuntown) September 23, 2017
Alvaro Morata in September
7 goals pic.twitter.com/HhgEVIRfC7
— ~ (@TylerCFC_) September 23, 2017
Morata for #CFC:
ON FIRE🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/ay8WE7fpep
— CFC Tweet 🏆 (@CFCTWEET__) September 23, 2017
Don’t forget Morata is adapting to a new country & a new league… Unreal player
— SWH (@MadMontana) September 23, 2017
Tell me again about Morata’s crappy scoring stats bro
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) September 23, 2017
Alvaro Morata decides to use his leg, bags himself a hat-trick! What a man!
— Ibadan Lord 🇳🇬 (@degostee) September 23, 2017
Alvaro Morata has 8 goals + assists in first 6 Premier League games. Seems like he’s acclimated to PL, wonder when PL will acclimate to him.
— Jake Cohen (@JakeFCohen) September 23, 2017
Morata leaving the stadium pic.twitter.com/EPIWVHgFbB
— Michyholic (@MichyhoIic) September 23, 2017
Excellent individual goal from Morata pic.twitter.com/gQea4rujq1
— AC (@TacticalAC) September 23, 2017
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 23, 2017
Who needs Costa? 2 cracking finishes from Morata. Read a lot of rubbish about him after one below par performance last week.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 23, 2017
Absolutely class Alvaro Morata. This guy is the real deal. COME ON CHELSEA!
— George Benson (@MrGeorgeBenson) September 23, 2017
Morata to Rival fans. pic.twitter.com/54WY8H2027
— T (@HazardFlicks) September 23, 2017
Meanwhile, Chelsea fans rejoiced after a second dominating performance in three days by the Blues as Conte received the plaudits.
— C. A. R. T. H. A (@Cartha_of_CFC) September 23, 2017
— JetsettersFlyin™ ✈️ (@JetSettersFlyIn) September 23, 2017
Another away win✅
Hazard and Cesc Demolition ✅
Clean sheet ✅
Bakayoko is a monster ✅
Bring on Atletico 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
— Chelsea Fc💧 (@Chelseafcpoll) September 23, 2017
Chelsea win ✔
Clean sheet ✔
Morata hattrick ✔
Pedro goal ✔
Amazing performance ✔
COME ON CHELSEA🔵 pic.twitter.com/9PlpQzE9Mk
— iChelseaTweets (@iChelseaTweets) September 23, 2017
Stunning goal. 3 points. Morata’s confidence sky high. Stoke already taken points off Arsenal & United-don’t underestimate this performance.
— Rory Jennings (@Chelsearory) September 23, 2017
Not many teams come here and do that to Stoke. Excellent performance, and blinding to see Morata get a hat-trick.
— Charlie Skillen (@charlieskillen) September 23, 2017
Conte had a point 🔵 pic.twitter.com/VrSKI0d1Hq
— B/R Football (@brfootball) September 23, 2017
I’m completely fine with both of the Manchester clubs getting the attention this season. We’ll just quietly do damage again.
— َ (@HazardEdition) September 23, 2017