Chelsea coach Antonio Conte said he was delighted with Alvaro Morata. The Spain international bagged a hat-trick as the Blues battered Stoke 4-0 at the Bet365 Stadium.
Speaking after the game, Conte hailed the former Real Madrid man.
“I think he played very well and to score for a striker it is very important.
“I am pleased for him and the performance of the team. It is not easy to win away at Stoke, like last season we struggled and won at the end.
Morata came in to replace Diego Costa over the summer and doesn’t quite match up with his counterpart when it comes to aggression. Costa had been close to exiting Stamford Bridge for a while but his transfer to Atletico Madrid, which sees him move in a £58 million deal, was finally announced on Thursday.
“He’s very good to understand which is the best position in the box to receive the ball and to anticipate where the ball is going. He’s a really good guy. He’s the sort of guy who you would let a daughter marry.”