Stoke 0 – Chelsea 4
Chelsea made sure to stay close to Manchesters United and City on Saturday with a superb win at Stoke.
Stoke, of course, had already beaten Arsenal and taken two points off Man United at the Bet365 Stadium this season.
However Chelsea had few problems rolling over the Potters to seal their sixth win in seven unbeaten matches.
Alvaro Morata was the Chelsea hero with a hat-trick, while Pedro Rodriguez also got on the scoresheet.
Peter Crouch v Cesc Fabregas
Should Stoke have finished the Chelsea game with ten men?
In the 89th minute, with the game already over, Stoke’s Peter Crouch committed a horrible foul on Cesc Fabgreas.
Crouch tried to use his large frame to win a slide tackle against Chelsea’s Spanish star.
But the Stoke forward failed to win the ball, and instead he studded Cesc in the leg.
It was a nasty looking foul which could have caused serious damage on the Blues midfielder.
Crouch was booked, but should it have been a red card?
HOW Did Peter Crouch NOT get a RED CARD for This..??????? pic.twitter.com/cQ5gADjHWP
— steve dixon moss (@stevemoss10) September 24, 2017
Chelsea fans v MOTD
Not only were Chelsea fans left fuming at Crouch, they were also angry with BBC’s Match of the Day.
That’s because the highlights show failed to show the Crouch foul in their Saturday night highlights package.
Last week, lest we forget, David Luiz was sent off off for a similar sort of challenge against Arsenal.
See the Chelsea backlash below.
— MAD-P (@1michelle_payne) September 23, 2017
Peter Crouch is a blue shirt away from a red card there.
— AC (@TacticalAC) September 23, 2017
— Kez Randle (@KezRandle) September 23, 2017
Just watched MOTD, why didn't they show Crouch's challenge on Fàbregas? Looked bad.
— Jake Kimberley (@JakeJK93) September 24, 2017
Why are ppl so upset bout Crouch tackle not being on MOTD? Everyone hates us, we know they have us, & we love that they hate us. No problemo
— Rahim (@RahimH94) September 24, 2017
Isn't it strange how on MOTD they showed Alonso's mad minute, but didn't show Crouch's tackle?
— Rhys (@RuhBuhJuh) September 24, 2017
Interesting how MOTD erased the Crouch tackle on Fabregas from history, looked really bad at the game, at least on par with Cahill & Luiz…
— CFC.1966 (@IanPearson1966) September 24, 2017