Chelsea vs Stoke City – English Premier League – Preview

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Chelsea vs Stoke City

Chelsea vs Stoke City – Chelsea hosts Stoke City at the Stamford Bridge on 30th December, Saturday in their final English Premier League fixture of the year.

Chelsea are third in the league standings with forty-two points as they won 2-0 over Brighton & Hove Albion in the midweek to reduce the gap from the second-placed Manchester United to one point. Although Manchester City are likely to walk away with the Premier League title, the defending champions will hope to win their final game of the year.

Stoke City drew 1-1 at Huddersfield and are now placed thirteenth in the English Premier League standings with twenty points.

Team News

David Luiz, Charly Musonda and Andreas Christensen are unlikely to feature although all of them have returned to training. The visitors will be without the ineligible Kurt Zouma and the injured Stephen Ireland and Bruno Martins Indi.

Chelsea Possible Starting Lineup: Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta, N’Golo Kante, Daniel Drinkwater, Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata.

Stoke City Possible Starting Lineup: Jack Butland, Thomas Edwards, Geoff Cameron, Kevin Wimmer, Erik Pieters, Darren Fletcher, Joe Allen, Mame Biram Diouf, Xherdan Shaquiri, Ramadan Sobhi, Peter Crouch.

“We are a good group, we are working well together and we have to keep working and getting results. We need to go out there and win the three points every game and then we will see where we are at the end of the season.”

– Marcos Alonso, Chelsea.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Chelsea vs Stoke City H2H Stats, Chelsea have won three, drawn one and lost one of their previous five matches against Stoke City.

Chelsea have won 10 of their last 11 home matches against Stoke City in all competitions, while Stoke City have failed to win nine of their ten away matches in the Premier League.

Although Stoke City are likely to defend doggedly, a 1-0 win for Chelsea is the most probable result.

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