'Diego Costa without attitude' - Alvaro Morata era dawns at Chelsea

Pedro limped out of the 0-0 draw with

Nigerian wingback, Victor Moses, who had a good game, provided the assist for one of Morata's goals.

"They have found a very good player in Morata", Shevchenko told reporters at the Best FIFA Football Award ceremony here on Friday.

And the fact it came in the week that Diego Costa finally re-signed for Atletico was pretty pertinent.

The Manchester clubs kept control of the title race, Alvaro Morata scored his first Chelsea hat-trick and Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho began to redeem himself for angling to join Barcelona.

His second was even better as he picked up the ball on the left, drove past two Stoke defenders and curled his shot past Jack Butland.

United weren't as impressive on the South Coast, but a single goal from Lukaku gave Jose Mourinho and his troops the three points.

Antonio Conte has reassured Chelsea fans over the fitness of Thibaut Courtois ahead of Wednesday night's Champions League clash against Atletico Madrid.

Stoke manager Mark Hughes felt the score was harsh on his side and reflected on a tricky start to the season at home which has also seen fixtures against Manchester United and Arsenal. The striker spent most of his Chelsea contract as an unused substitute or serving loan deals in clubs like Wigan Athletic.

Again, Stoke had committed a basic defensive error, again another of Chelsea's Spanish forwards had found themselves clear on goal and again they had not missed. There were 3,000 supporters from Chelsea and, on the basis of that goal alone, a lot of them would have wanted their daughter to marry the boy from Madrid.

His first two goals at Stoke were those of a striker brimming with confidence, two classy finishes having broken behind the defence.

The Blues were rampant at the Bet365 Stadium, and secured yet another important win on the road.

The Spaniard has started his Stamford Bridge career in fine form, scoring six goals in as many league games, including a hat-trick last weekend.

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