It was the Italian’s second visit to the bet365 Stadium, and definitely a much more… relaxed than the previous one.
Chelsea took the lead after less than two minutes thanks to an Alvaro Morata goal the first of the three the Spaniard scored. Pedro added one more to give the Blues a resounding 4-0 victory, and fill Antonio Conte with satisfaction.
It is not easy to win away games against Stoke, this game is always difficult. I remember very well last season when we struggled a lot to win and we won at the end of the game. Today we started very well and then we were good when suffering [pressure from Stoke]
the Italian manager told reporters after the game. Composure; that was the key for Chelsea, according to Conte.
It was important not to lose our composure and to stay always in the game, and then we scored two goals and we created many chances to improve the score. It was 4-0 but it was a difficult game
the Blues manager said. As for Morata and his hat-trick, Conte had every reason to be glad, knowing how important it is for strikers to score, to build on their self-confidence.
Alvaro performed very well, he scored a hat-trick and for a striker this is very important, and don’t forget the last game it happened the same with Batshuayi. It means we create chances for our strikers. I am pleased for his performance and the performance of the team
the Italian said.