Sep 23, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
Attendance: 29,661
StokeStoke City

Shaqiri (49'), Crouch (89')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Morata (2', 78', 82'), Pedro (30')
Alonso (51'), Kante (57')

Mark Hughes: 'Marcos Alonso should have been dismissed'

Hughes: 'Alonso should have seen red'
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Mark Hughes blasts referee Mike Dean for failing to send off Marcos Alonso in Stoke City's heavy 4-0 home defeat to Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has claimed that Chelsea were lucky to finish the match with 11 men as wing-back Marcos Alonso deserved to be shown a red card.

The 26-year-old caught Potters forward Mame Biram Diouf soon after being cautioned for a late challenge on Joe Allen, leading to a ticking off from referee Mike Dean.

Opposition boss Antonio Conte smartly replaced Alonso minutes later, which he put down to a tactical alteration more than anything, and Chelsea went on to add two more goals to their tally in a 4-0 win.

Speaking after the match, Hughes told reporters: "The referee has made a call on Alonso. He could have been sent off and should have been in my view. Their manager agreed he was lucky because he took him off.

"Those are the moments you need to go for you. The referee allowed them to stop the game. Chelsea are very much a reflection of their manager in the way they manage the game."

Stoke have lost more Premier League games (14) and conceded more goals (42) against Chelsea than they have against any other side in the competition.

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