Stoke City 0 Chelsea 4: Magic Morata hits hat-trick

Diego Costa will be a huge loss to the Premier League according to Mark Hughes

Their loss to Stoke came under Jose Mourinho's disastrous last season at the club. "We wish him all the best for the future", Conte said. That's where we find ourselves and it's coincided with the fact we can't play Kurt Zouma. Then, three days later it's another big match against Manchester City. "The final result was 4-0 but it was a tough game". We've got to look to Chelsea, pick ourselves up, learn from this and go again. Stoke are a really good team and very strong.

Costa, who is set to return to Atletico Madrid in a £57m deal, has had a well-documented turbulent relationship with Conte, which seemingly stemmed from his desire to leave the club previous year and time has not healed old wounds as there is clearly no love lost between the pair. We created many chances. 'When that happens the most important thing is that the answer must be positive.

That will no doubt give the club a massive boost and is a relief for all fans who were initially anxious for the player.

"We are working with Charly [Musonda] and Kenedy from January".

"We are coming up against Chelsea, the champions, and we saw their quality in midweek when they were able to dispatch of their opposition at ease". They have to continue in this way.

Morata did not have his greatest of games against Arsenal, but he'll be desperate to put in a strong performance following the news of Diego Costa's departure. That's the right way because the season is very long. I repeat it's not simple to win away against them.

One player who will be missing for Stoke this weekend is Kurt Zouma, now on a season-long loan with the Potters but ineligible to feature against his parent club.

Chelsea finished seven points clear of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the 2016-17 Premier League title race.

"I don't know the whole circumstances, but from a football fans' point of view I think he's a loss to the Premier League", said Hughes. He's playing very well and it's a pleasure for me to see him play regularly in this way.

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