sthe many times Alvaro Morata had a haunted look, struggling to cope with the Premier League, it seems, but the Chelsea striker scored two predatory goals to beat Crystal Palace and lift his undefeated side to second on the table. He showed the instinct of a killer, even though he should have a hat-trick, as at the last minute, he tried to chip the goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey when cleaned. Hennessey saved.
There was also a goal from another Spaniard, Pedro, though it was not until Eden Hazard, substitute of the second half, who overcame back problems, that Chelsea seemed a constant threat.
Morata's goals represent the first time he has scored twice in a game for Chelsea since his £ 57 million Real Madrid record in the summer of 2017. Now he is four goals in four games in Morata and although he is far from status of previous Chelsea strikers such as Didier Drogba or Diego Costa, this was much more like the return that the club expected of him.
"Maurizio" played at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea's third goal, and that result also meant that Maurizio Sarri equaled Frank Clark's record in 1994, being unbeaten in his first 11 Premier League games.
However, Sarri chewed hard on the tip of a cigarette, as it does in times of stress, in the support line until shortly after half an hour, when Chelsea claimed the lead.