Herrera says all pressure on Manchester City

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The home side, meanwhile, are hoping to replicate the success that they enjoyed against Arsenal, when they won 1-0 in August - their sole Premier League victory to date this season. "Dave" wore the armband prior to Gary Cahill's introduction, and he put in a captain's performance.

Jose Mourinho's men took an early lead through a stunning effort from Antonio Valencia but laboured for large spells before finally striking three more times in the closing seven minutes. We are Chelsea and we have to try to do this.

Having taken four points from home games against Arsenal and Manchester United, Stoke could hardly have anticipated their awful start when they conceded on 83 seconds to a neat finish from Morata, his fourth goal of the season and first with his boot.

"Man City have spent the biggest amount in the Premier League", Herrera stated.

He said: "I think they've had more sent off than in the whole of past year".

However the Spaniard has only made two starts in the club's opening seven matches thus far with the excellent form of Matić proving crucial in that decision, but it is believed that the 28-year-old will be offered a contract extension at the Theatre of Dreams.

He's playing very well and it's a pleasure for me to see him play regularly in this way. That is what we did last season.

"We want to thank him for what he did with this club".

It's undoubtedly a busy, tough spell for the Blues and, with us not having been involved in European competition last season, a new type of test.

"But you know when you play for United that you are under an obligation to win things and I like that obligation".

On hand to score after just 80 seconds, the summer signing from Real Madrid netted a high-class hat-trick to make easy work of Stoke this afternoon.

But which squad is worth the most this season?

"I feel as important as I did last season", he said. I said that last season and it is the same now. I agree the Europa League is not a bad trophy to win but really, the League Cup?

Manchester United could be described as a team with a solid spine.

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