Premier League In Focus – Chelsea vs Stoke Preview

When? Saturday 30th December, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Stamford Bridge

What channel is it on? Chelsea vs Stoke will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Chelsea - https://www.livefootballtickets.com/fixtures/chelsea-v-stoke-city-tickets-english-premier-league.html

Stoke – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Chelsea W3, Stoke W1, D1
Premier League meetings: Chelsea W14, Stoke W2, D3
All-time meetings: Chelsea W48, Stoke W30, D22

CHELSEA

Predicted line-up: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Kante, Alonso; Fabregas, Morata, Willian

Unavailable: Diego Costa (Out of favour), David Luiz (Injured), Musonda (Injured)

Doubtful: Christensen (Illness)

STOKE

Predicted line-up: Butland; Edwards, Cameron, Wimmer, Tymon; Shaqiri, Fletcher, Allen, Sobhi; Choupo-Moting; Crouch

Unavailable: Ireland (Injured), Martins-Indi (Injured), Jese (Personal reasons), Zouma (Ineligible)

Doubtful: Johnson (Injured), Shawcross (Injured), Pieters (Injured)

PREDICTION
Stoke have shown some improvement in their last two games but this trip to Stamford Bridge with an injury crisis among their defenders does not bode well. They were hammered 0-4 at home by Chelsea in September and Conte's men should win this one comfortably and early too.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Chelsea’s bid for the 2010 Premier League title was boosted after a victory against Stoke at Stamford Bridge. Carlo Ancelotti’s men would run riot as they hit Stoke for seven and edge a step closer to winning the trophy.