Stoke City would have themselves to blame not to have responded equalized as they had many glorious chances which would have resulted to goals for them.
A good trip to the bet365 stadium saw summer signing Alvaro Morata claim a hat-trick as the the champions kept up the pressure on league leaders Manchester United and Manchester City with a comprehensive win.
"Today we started very well and then we were good when suffering [pressure from Stoke]".
The Spanish striker scored a hat-trick in a 4-0 away win at Stoke.
Alvaro Morata took his Chelsea tally to six Premier League goals with a hat trick in the 4-0 win at Stoke and the timing was key for the Spain forward.
"Now the player is OK and is ready to play the next game in the Champions League [against Atletico Madrid]".
"Yeah, he's fit and it was a minor accident yesterday, he's fit and available Stoke." said Conte, who was impressed by the performances of Charly Musonda and Kenedy against Nottingham Forest. His first assist was an incredible pass from deep, and for the second, he made adapting run into the box before having the presence of mind to chest it down to Morata instead of going for goal.
Alvaro Morata's goal was his first of the season to NOT be scored via his head - the other three were all headers. "This game is always hard".
Of course, Chelsea are a much better side and were expected to win, however if Hughes knows the highest they can finish is mid table, surely Stoke should put everything into the domestic cups?
"For this reason, I think every player performed fantastic way last season, I want to thank every single player who played last season for Chelsea and for me".