Costa without attitude - Morata era dawns at Chelsea


Alvaro Morata continued his stunning start to life at Chelsea with a hat-trick as the Premier League champion sealed an impressive 4-0 victory away to Stoke City.

Chelsea had a dream start in the second minute when Cesar Azpilicueta's wonderful 40-yard pass picked out the run of Morata and he controlled the ball before finishing past Jack Butland.

Antonio Conte's men went into the game looking to keep the pressure on the two Manchester clubs above them and went in front inside the first two minutes with their first attack through Morata. "It was good change I am pleased for this". That said, with Drinkwater injured, Conte probably won't want to play all three of his remaining midfielders at the same time if he doesn't need to.

Many fans were left disappointed as streaming app Hotstar failed to live stream Premier League matches on Saturday.

Stoke, which was fielding a makeshift defense with Kurt Zouma ineligible and Ryan Shawcross and Kevin Wimmer out injured, is 15th in the table having recorded just win in its opening six games.

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"He is a very polite player, I like this, also I like that he's a good finisher, he "feels" the goal in every moment, he's very good and understanding which is the best position in the box to receive the ball, to understand where the ball is going". The Mexican scored his 40th Premier League goal in the London Stadium showdown when he headed home in the second half. "Michy did the same versus Forest".

Romelu Lukaku scored the only goal as Manchester United clinched a hard-fought 1-0 win over Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.

Whereas Costa's time at the club has only been deemed worthy of a concise 30-word statement, they paid tribute to Matic by reflecting on his time with them in a near-700-word statement, thanking him for his service at the end. Costa also contributed to eight goals in his first six games, suggesting that Chelsea have lost nothing of their potency since his departure.

On Thursday, it was confirmed that Costa - subject to personal terms and a medical - would indeed be heading back to the Spanish capital after a fee for the player had been agreed by Chelsea and Atleti.