Here is our Stoke vs Chelsea preview for this weekends match. On Saturday, Chelsea visit Stoke, having both recently played a mid-week game. Stoke currently sit in 14th place having started the season with a new manager, Mark Hughes. Chelsea also saw an old manager taking a new reign at the club with the return of José Mourinho. Mourinho’s team currently sit in second place and are fighting for the title.

Recent Results

In their previous six premier league matches, Stoke have won one, drawn three and lost two. Chelsea have won four, drawn one and lost one. They come in off the back of a 4-3 thriller, away to Sunderland.

Head to Head

In recent years, Chelsea have been completely dominant with four wins (67%) and two draws (33%) There has been a total of 10 goals scored, an average of 1.6 goals per game.

Goals Conceded

Chelsea have edged Stoke on goals allowed with 14 and 18 respectively (1 and 1.2 goals per game). Stoke have been known for a solid defence especially when playing at home.

The real difference between the sides is found in goals scored. Stoke have scored 12 this season, whereas Chelsea have netted 28 times.

Team News

Stoke have a small injury list with 3 players out, however key player Jonathan Walters could return in time.

Chelsea currently have four players out, however Samuel Eto’o and Oscar are due to be back in time for the game. They will be without David Luiz.

Conclusion

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