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Rule of 10 For the Premier League

January 24 2018, 01:44 | Sammy Rose

Rule of 10 For the Premier League

Bakayoko fit after car accident and Hazard ready to start, says Chelsea boss Conte

Chelsea star Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick against Stoke today making it six goals in six appearances in league games this season.

However, most notably we have to take our hats off to Spurs for pulling off a win against a very strong BVB.

If Stoke wish to push on, or even avoid a relegation fight, they must fill their squad with more players are able to perform consistently.

It was supposed to be a tricky fixture for Antonio Conte's side, with Stoke already picking up points against both Manchester United and Arsenal at home this season.

The young wide duo's displays in the Carabao Cup gave Conte food for thought, and the former Juventus manager is prepared to afford the Brazilian and Belgian chances to establish themselves at Stamford Bridge, where there is a good camaraderie between the starlets and senior players. We started well and scored early.

The top of the board also includes Chelsea (+450), Tottenham Hotspur (+1000) and Liverpool (+1400).

Burnley and Huddersfield played out a goalless draw at Turf Moor with both sides lacking the quality they have shown this season.

Despite being asked what qualities he admired in the Brazilian born striker, Conte stressed that any questions pertaining to Costa lacked "respect" as he said, via the Telegraph: "I repeat now: I'm not interested to talk about the past".

Morata's goals will surely now end all talk of Costa, who has dominated much of Chelsea's narrative this year.

For Stoke boss Mark Hughes, the concerns are two-fold ahead of Saturday's game.

Conte is well aware of the Potters' strengths and insists there is no way he will take the game lightly as Chelsea attempt to close the three-point gap to leaders Manchester City.

With the record television deals in place for the Premier League, there's no wonder top clubs are doing so well financially.

With matches like Manchester United taking on Southampton and Chelsea facing Stoke City, the Premier League Saturday promised a lot of action.

A first Premier League goal of the season for Pedro, and a brilliant one at that, curling a shot into the far corner as he has done so many times in a Chelsea shirt.

"I am pleased for Alvaro's performance, pleased for the performance of the team". Not only last season but in the period that he played for Chelsea.



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