VIDEO : Chelsea vs Stoke City Highlights, Match Stats and Review

A 5-0 thrashing at Stamford Bridge promotes the Blues in the second place of the league tally following Manchester United's scoreless draw at Old Trafford.


The Blues from the West London continues their stunning form as they have secured another thrashing 5-0 victory over this season’s strugglers Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

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Chelsea started the game with a very devastating attitude as they broke the deadlock within three minutes from the initiation of the game following a clinical header by the German international defender Antonio Rudiger from a corner delivery. Within six minutes, they increased their lead following an absolute brilliance by the former Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater. He received the ball at the edge of the Stoke box and stunned the defence with a brilliant volley, which let the goalkeeper Jack Butland unmoved. In the 23rd minute of the game, the home supporters got to see another brilliant goal by the Spanish international Pedro Rodriguez, who received a ball at the edge of the box and went past the Stoke defender with a single touch. Then he placed the ball with a clinical curve past the keeper. Chelsea continued their goal-fest as in the 73rd minute of the game, the Brazilian winger Willian was trapped inside the penalty box and he did score from the spot with ease. In the 88th minute of the game, Chelsea put the last nail in the coffin as the newcomer Davide Zappacosta scored a brilliant goal from the edge of the Stoke box. With this scoreline, Chelsea have moved up to the second spot in the table and Stoke City can find themselves just two points clear of the relegation zone.

Chelsea vs Stoke City Team News:

Chelsea (3-4-3): Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Antonio Rudiger; Victor Moses (57′),  N’Golo Kante (65′), Danny Drinkwater, Marcos Alonso; Willian, Alvaro Morata (71′), Pedro Rodriguez.

Chelsea Subs: Wilfredo Caballero, Andreas Christensen, Davide Zappacosta (57′), Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas, Tiemou Bakayoko (65′), Michy Batshuayi (71′).

Stoke City (4-2-3-1): Jack Butland; Thomas Edwards, Geoff Cameron, Kevin Wimmer, Josh Tymon; Daren Fletcher, Charlie Adam (81′); Mame Biram Diouf, Ibrahim Afelley (71′), Ramadan Sobhi; Saido Berahino.

Stoke City Subs: Lee Grant, Harry Souttar, Joe Allen, Xherdan Shaqiri, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (81′), Julien Ngoy (71′), Peter Crouch.

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Chelsea vs Stoke City Match Facts:

Chelsea Stoke City
Goals 5 0
Ball Possession 59% 41%
Total shots 21 0
Accurate passes 592 394
Pass success 90% 83%
Fouls 5 10
Corners 7 0
Offsides 3 2
Shots on target 12 1
Shots off target 7 0
Blocked shots 2 0
Shots woodwork 0 0
Shots inside box 9 1
Shots outside box 12 0