Stoke 0-2 Chelsea: Highlights and Reaction

Possible Chelsea starting line-up

Chelsea travel to Britannia Stadium to face Stoke City in the Premier League, where victory for the Blues will give them three points lead over Manchester City.

Here, we will bring you all the important goals, highlights and twitter reaction from the match. But before that, the all important team news:

ChelseaCourtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa.

Chelsea subs: Cech, Filipe Luis, Zouma, Ake, Oscar, Schurrle, Drogba.

Stoke CityBegovic; Bardsley, Shawcross (c), Muniesa, Pieters; Cameron, Nzonzi; Walters, Bojan, Arnautovic; Crouch

Stoke subs: Butland, Huth, Whelan, Wilson, Adam, Diouf, Assaidi.

Watch out this space, we will bring all the goals & major highlights from the game…

GOAL! Stoke City 0-1 Chelsea. The visitors got off to an absolute flyer, as captain John Terry headed in a Cesc Fabregas corner in the second minute.

Stoke were extremely lucky to not be reduced to 10 men when Phil Bardsley was only shown a yellow card for a very late and reckless tackle on Eden Hazard. Jose Mourinho was visibly incensed at referee Neil Swarbrick. 

The extremely physical nature of this game is revealed by this tweet.

Diego Costa missed a golden opportunity to make it 2-0, as the Spaniard shot wide with only Asmir Begovic to beat.

HALF-TIME: Stoke City 0-1 Chelsea. The Blues are in complete control of midfield, with Nemanja Matic and John Obi Mikel dominating every area in the middle of the park.

GOAL! Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea. Cesc Fabregas all but seals the three points for the Blues 13 minutes from time with a smart finish from an Eden Hazard assist.

FULL TIME: Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho’s men will go into Christmas with a three-point lead at the top of the league over Manchester City.


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