Alvaro Morata has thanked Chelsea fans for their new chant following scoring a brilliant hat trick to help Chelsea ease to a 4-0 win over Stoke City this afternoon.
The Spanish international recently condemned the old chant which was sung during the win over Leicester City earlier this month – and appeared to contain anti-semitic references towards Tottenham fans.
The club also discouraged any supporters from using that song by confirming that they would ban any supporters caught doing so – and the chant hasn’t been sung since.
Now, however, Chelsea supporters have got a new song for Morata – and they’ve used it to have a little dig at Harry Kane.
The song now goes: “Alvaro, woaaaaah, Alvaro, wooooaaah. He comes from sunny Spain, he’s better than Harry Kane.”
And the striker himself has taken to Twitter this evening following his hat trick against Stoke City to thank fans for the new chant.
— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) September 23, 2017
He said: “Thank you so much for the new song!! You are the best!!”
Let’s all hope the goals and this new chant both continue throughout the season!
Conte ‘pleased’ Chelsea fans changed lyrics to offensive Morata song
Chelsea’s manager Antonio Conte said he and Alvaro Morata were grateful that Chelsea’s travelling fans had changed the words of their chant about the Spanish striker.
Speaking after Morata’s hat-trick at Stoke had earned Chelsea their biggest win of the season, Conte said he was pleased Chelsea’s supporters had cut out the anti-Semitic references to their chant. The basis of the song is that “Morata comes from sunny Spain. He’s better than Harry Kane.”
Given that Morata has now scored six times in as many Premier League games that is an argument that holds water but the anti-Semitic references to Tottenham were absent in the Bet 365 Stadium.
“Our fans were fantastic today and don’t forget in this stadium the crowd push a lot,” Conte said after a win that cemented Chelsea’s position in third place before they travel to Madrid for their Champions League fixture with Atletico. “I want to thank our fans. They helped the team a lot today. It was a good chant and I am pleased.”
His counterpart, Mark Hughes, argued that Chelsea’s 4-0 victory flattered the champions and was the result of his own team’s ‘catastrophic defending’. Morata may have finished beautifully but the Stoke manager pointed out that the Spaniard had been helped by Stoke’s own defenders. A groin injury to Bruno Martins Indi ensured Stoke finished the afternoon without a specialist centre-half and Morata duly capitalised to score twice late on.
Given that Arsenal had lost at the Bet 365 Stadium already and Manchester United had dropped two points here earlier in the month, the result was an emphatic statement of Chelsea’s title credentials.