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Premier League: Chelsea vs Stoke preview

Kick-off: Saturday, 5 March @15:00 GMT

Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)

Live Stream: fuboTV (US), bet365 (non-US)

Head to head record

Stoke vs Chelsea 1-0 (2015/2016 Premier League)
Stoke vs Chelsea 1-1 (2015/2016 League Cup)
Chelsea vs Stoke 2-1 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Stoke vs Chelsea 0-2 (2014/2015 Premier League)
Chelsea vs Stoke 3-0 (2013/2014 Premier League)

Chelsea vs Stoke prediction

Chelsea will be aiming to extend their winning run to four matches when they welcome Stoke City at their Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Potters have been in a fine form of late as well and there is every chance we will see an interesting match in London.

Splendid form

Chelsea have been producing scintillating displays in the Premier League ever since Jose Mourinho got fired. The Blues have been impressive under new boss Guus Hiddink and thanks to a 2-1 win over Norwich City the Blues regained their place in top ten. The capital club are just eight points behind the Champions League berth and, no doubt, the Blues will give their best to extend their winning run in the national championship to four matches. Guus Hiddink’s men defeated Norwich City on Tuesday evening, with Diego Costa extending his goal-scoring run. The former Atletico Madrid forward has found his scoring boots of late and all eyes will be on him when Chelsea take on Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. The Blues recorded only one win in previous five home fixtures in the Premier League, but they are definitely capable of picking up all three points from Saturday’s match against Stoke.

John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Radamel Falcao and Pedro are all out of contention with injury, but coach Guus Hiddink has no other selection worries ahead of the visit of Stoke City.

Three straight wins

Following back-to-back victories over Bournemouth and Aston Villa, Stoke City did well to beat Newcastle United in their last league game. The Potters scored a late winner in Wednesday’s clash and the triumph over Magpies helped them stay in the race for a place in European competitions. Mark Hughes is doing a great job with the Britannia Stadium outfit, but his men need to keep on improving their game if they are to take part in the Europa League next season. Marko Arnautovic has been in a thrilling form of late and all eyes will on the Austria winger when Stoke City take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Stoke City recorded their last win over Chelsea in London back in 1974, but Saturday’s clash against the defending champions will be anything but a walk in the park for the visitors. You should have in mind that Stoke are eyeing their sixth away triumph of the season.

Shay Given, Glen Johnson, Phil Bardsley, Marc Wilson and Charlie Adam are all sidelined with injury, while Ryan Shawcross is a major doubt and he will be assessed on the match day. Geoff Cameron should be fit to play against Chelsea.

Quick Facts

  • Over 2.5 goals were scored in Chelsea’s last five matches
  • Guus Hiddink’s troops conceded 1+ goals in each of their previous seven home games
  • Chelsea scored 2+ goals in five of their last six home fixtures
  • Stoke City conceded nine goals in previous four away matches
  • Potters scored 1+ goals in each of their last three meetings with Chelsea

Chelsea vs Stoke betting tip

Chelsea have found their best form of late and, no doubt, the Blues head into Saturday’s Premier League clash full of confidence. The reigning champions have been impressive in front of goal of late and there is every chance the hosts will find the net against Stoke City. The Potters have been in a splendid form in 2016 as well and considering that the Blues have been struggling at the back this season, both teams to score bet should be considered.

Tip: Both teams to score

Odds: 2.00 (1/1) @bet365

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