The defending Premier League champions, Chelsea are about to host this season’s strugglers Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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Reportedly, the home side will feature with a huge confidence following their 2-0 home victory against Brighton & Hove Albion in the previous Premier League fixture. On the other hand, the recent form of the away side is certainly a matter of concern for the manager Mark Hughes. With a 1-1 draw against the newcomers Huddersfield Town in their last fixture, Stoke City are only three points clear of the relegation zone. So, this fixture is expected to be a tough one for Stoke City and Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be keen to seal another three points.
Chelsea vs Stoke City Team News:
Chelsea man-in-charge Antonio Conte is expected to follow his 3-5-2 formation, but he will be looking forward to rotating his squad especially in the defence section. Apart from that, if he switches his formation to 3-4-3, it can open up opportunities for Pedro Rodriguez or Willian in the starting line-up. On the other hand, Mark Hughes will not be looking for any major changes in his team.
Chelsea vs Stoke City Possible Line-ups:
Chelsea fans will be looking forward to relying on their star players Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata. The combination of the Spanish duo featuring Cesar Azpilicueta and Alvaro Morata has already been a nightmare to many of the teams this season, which includes the last game too. Apart from that, the long balls from the Spanish maestro Cesc Fabregas can cause danger in the Stoke defence.
On the other hand, for the away side, Cameroon forward Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting can be a real threat to the Chelsea defence. Apart from that, Peter Crouch’s form against Chelsea is really a positive aspect. In addition, the Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri can also ask some question to the Chelsea defence.
Chelsea vs Stoke City Head-To-Head:
|Team||Played||Win||Draw||Lose||Score||Goals Scored||Goals Allowed|
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-D-W
Stoke City Latest Form (All Competitions): L-L-L-W-D
Chelsea vs Stoke City Betting Odds (Bet365):
Chelsea – 1.16
Draw – 8.50
Stoke City – 19.00
Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled for Saturday, 30th December 2017 from 08:30 PM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 2 and Star Sports Select HD2 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.