Stoke City 0-4 Chelsea: 5 Talking Points
Alvaro Morata scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea as they extended their unbeaten run in the league to five games. They walked away from the Bet365 stadium with all three points thanks to a 4-0 victory.
Pedro was the other scorer for Chelsea as The Blues made the best of the mistakes at the back by Stoke in a match that was controlled by the hosts.
Here are the talking points from the game:
#5 - Marcos Alonso escapes red card - TWICE!
Marcos Alonso had a solid game until the 50th minute. A clash in the Diouf and he went down holding his face despite there being no contact.
The referee didn't give him the freekick he was looking for and he lost his head from there. He made a silly challenge on Joe Allen and was rightfully booked by Mike Dean.
Minute later, he ran through Diouf and luckily escaped a second booking. The referee did give a free kick to Stoke City but somehow, did not send the Spaniard off.
Conte noticed Alonso was not in the right state of mind and sent Gary Cahill to warm-up. But before the club captain could come on, there was another incident that could have easily seen Alonso getting the marching orders.
Stoke City were awarded a throw-in but the left wingback took the ball and threw it. Again, to Chelsea's and Alonso's luck, Mike Dean did not pull out the card.