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  • April 2, 2011
  • • 10:00 AM
  • • Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
  • Referee: P. Walton
  • • Attendance: 27508
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Premier League preview: Stoke City - Chelsea

Premier League preview: Stoke City - Chelsea

Tony Pulis's men are just five points outside the relegation places but have won four out of their last six matches at the Britannia Stadium

PROBABLE LINE-UPS
Stoke City: Begovic; Wilson, Shawcross, Huth, Higginbotham; Pennant, Whelan, Delap, Etherington; Walters, Jones.

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, David Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Malouda; Torres, Drogba.


DID YOU KNOW?
  • In 84 matches in all competitions, Chelsea have won 38, Stoke have won 27 and 19 games have been drawn.
  • If all matches ended at half-time, Stoke would be in 19th place in the Premier League table on just 24 points.
  • Chelsea's 13 clean sheets in the league puts them in joint first place with Manchester City, but the London outfit have played one game less.
  • Stoke have averaged 1.20 goals scored per game in the top flight compared to Chelsea's average of 1.83.
  • Big money January signing Fernando Torres is yet to score for his new club in seven appearances in all competitions.
  • Stoke's Britannia Stadium has a fearsome reputation but Chelsea's 22-point haul on the road is the second best in the league.
  • The combined score of the last three meetings between the club's is Chelsea 11-0 Stoke.
  • Stoke have not beaten Chelsea at home since their 3-0 victory in the old Division One on April 5 1975.
  • Since Nicolas Anelka's injury time strike against Sunderland on February 1, neither the Frenchman, Didier Drogba and Torres have scored in the league.
  • Stoke's 4-0 victory against Newcastle United last time out was their biggest ever Premier League win.
LAST MEETING



August 28, 2010: Chelsea 2-0 Stoke City

Goals from Florent Malouda and Drogba continued Chelsea's perfect start to the season and cemented their place at the top of the fledgling table.

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Stoke City

Chelsea

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
Stoke City FC Stoke City
Draw
Chelsea FC CHE
Chelsea FC Chelsea
93%

Top 3 Predictions

Stoke City FC STO
0 - 3
Chelsea FC CHE
Stoke City FC STO
0 - 2
Chelsea FC CHE
Stoke City FC STO
1 - 3
Chelsea FC CHE

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