Odds: Chelsea 19/100, Draw 23/4, Stoke 31/2
Kick Off: 1500, 30/12/2017
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
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What Trueform says for Chelsea vs Stoke
Stoke have steadied the ship with a couple of decent results, but Chelsea have ranked significantly higher for three of the last four rounds of Premier League fixtures.
With the Blues having already thrashed the Potters 4-0 on the road earlier this season, they are hard to oppose at Stamford Bridge.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea have kept clean sheets in their last three league games after Boxing Day’s 2-0 defeat of Brighton, and they only conceded an injury-time consolation goal at Huddersfield before that run.
The Seagulls were stubborn in the first period, but Alvaro Morata returned from suspension to nod home the opener 40 seconds after half-time before Marcos Alonso headed in a corner to put the result beyond doubt.
“It was a good performance,” beamed Antonio Conte. “We shot 25 times, eight on target, with 13 corners and a lot of possession.”
Conte has admitted that catching Manchester City will be tough, but the Blues have overcome a slow start to show the same kind of consistency that earned them a title triumph last term.
A Look At Stoke City’s Betting Odds
A run of five defeats in six games put the pressure on Mark Hughes, but his cause has been aided by Stoke beating West Brom 3-1 and then coming from behind to draw 1-1 at Huddersfield.
Both teams could have had a penalty in an entertaining contest at John Smith’s Stadium, but Hughes said: “In recent weeks, we haven’t done too badly. I’m really pleased with where we are at the moment.”
However, the Potters have lost six times on the road this term, conceding 22 goals in 10 away games, and an injury to defender Ryan Shawcross is another concern.
CHELSEA 2-0 Brighton – Alvaro Morata, Marcos Alonso
Huddersfield 1-1 STOKE – Ramadan Sobhi
Head-to-head: Stoke 0-4 Chelsea, Stoke 1-2 Chelsea, Chelsea 4-2 Stoke, Chelsea 1-1 Stoke, Stoke 1-0 Chelsea, Stoke 1-1 Chelsea
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