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November 7, 2015 ( Post 1 )

Chelsea will hope to turn around its failing premier league campaign against Stoke City who defeated them last time they met in the capital one cup.


Chelsea manager José Mourinho will have to watch from afar because of his one-match stadium ban. Mark Hughes’ side have won just one of their last five Barclays Premier League games at the Britannia Stadium (W1 D1 L3).

Prior to their recent League Cup elimination via
penalties to Stoke at the Britannia Stadium,
Chelsea had won 14 and lost just one of the
previous 17 meetings in all competitions with
Stoke. Chelsea have won just two of their last 10 away
matches in all competitions (W2 D3 L5) and
one of the draws ended in the shoot out defeat
by Stoke. Loic Remy has scored three goals in
three Premier League appearances against Stoke
City.

Chelsea XI vs Stoke: Begovic; Azpilicueta,
Zouma, Terry (c), Baba; Ramires, Matic;
Willian, Hazard, Pedro; Diego Costa.
Stoke XI vs. Chelsea: Butland; Pieters, Shawcross, Johnson; Adam, Whelan; Arnautovic, Bojan, Shaqiri; Walters.

HT: Stoke City 0 – 0 Chelsea. The blues have
been solid if but not spectacular which both
keepers have had to make at least two saves to
keep their side in the game 45+ Willian is injured off the ball after slipping, Arnautovic kicks the ball out of play to allow the Brazilian be treated 45+ Chelsea have had all the possession and chances but still yet to break the deadlock.


45+ Baba Rahman is booked for a foul on
Shaqiri
44′ YELLOW CARD: Glenn Whelen is booked
for a foul on Hazard
42′ Diego Costa wins a free-kick off
Shawcross..Chelsea take it immediately but
Stoke City have their players behind the ball
quickly 40′ BUTLAND SAVES!!! Butland thwarts
Diego Costa after Pedro feeds the striker who
drives a low shot towards goal.

37′ Shaqiri shows nice football to raise the ball
over Baba Rahman, the fans applaud his skill
35′ Pedro takes on two defenders and shoots but
Ryan Shawcross is there to close him down,
Stoke clear
34′ Chelsea have a corner which is taken by
Willian, Zouma cannot connect well with the
ball
31′ BLOCKED!!! Chelsea have a corner which
is played short by Willian to Hazard outside the
box, the Belgian tries a one time shot but it is
blocked by Walters
30′ Charlie Adam catches Pedro with a late
challenge. The Chelsea players want him to
receive a yellow car but the referee thinks
otherwise
28′ HEADER!!! Shaqiri shows nice footwork on
the right to get past Baba Rahman. He crosses
and finds Jonathan Walters whose header is just
over. Chelsea survive.
24′ WHAT A MISSED CHANCE!!! Pedro finds
Hazard with a wonderful cross field pass, the
Belgian crosses to Diego Costa but the striker
cannot connect with the ball
21′ VOLLEY!!! Butland does well to push over
Ramires volley.

16′ A chance for Stoke, Begovic saves. Glen
Johnson with a lovely strike there. that would
have been a goal.
14′ Pedro breaks away for a Chelsea counter,
but his pass to Ramires who wasn’t properly
placed, shoots wide.
13′ An in-swinger into the Chelsea
area…….Zouma deflects into touch. Corner kick
Soke.
9-12′ Pieters has been baddly injured; as the
medics take unto the pitch.
7′ An in-swinger to Shaqiri…..too heavy for the
Stoke striker. Mourinho’s men are obviously
under pressure.
5′ Foul on Pedro. Freekick to Chelsea as the
home-fans continue to boo Diego Costa,
3′ First corner to the home-side with Willian to
take it. Chelsea will have to ensure victory here
this evening.
1′ The blues start the game here .


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