Match Venue: Britannia Stadium
Match Date: September 23, 2017 | 22:00 (Asia GMT+8)
12BET (Football Tip) Out of the five Premier League opening games, Stoke City have only managed to win one match; while the two ended in draw and the remaining were losses. The club has to find way to increase their playing quality, especially on the 23rd where they are bound to face the Premier League champions (Sign Up on 12BET to get more betting tips).
Head to Head Matches
18-03-2017 Stoke 1:2 Chelsea
31-12-2016 Chelsea 4:2 Stoke
05-03-2016 Chelsea1:1 Stoke
07-11-2015 Stoke 1:0 Chelsea
27-10-2015 Stoke *1:1 Chelsea
Stoke City supporters let out their disappointment as the club failed to score points in the recent 2-0 match against hosts Bristol City.
The first 45 minutes of the match was no more than a stalemate. Both sides lacked efficiency in creating goal scoring opportunities. But the home team took the lead five minutes after the half time. Matt Taylor struck but failed to tuck home as the ball hit the post and bounced back. Good thing, Famara Diedhiou was near the spot and was able to put the ball into the net.
10 minutes after, Taylor raced and fired past goal keeper Lee Grant which secured his side’s victory over the Potters.
The Premier League champs ensured to come back with a high scoring match after their goalless draw encounter with Arsenal.
Chelsea’s comfortable 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest was a combination of Michy Batshuayi powerful hatrick and one point each from Robert Kenedy alongside Charly Musonda.
Antonio Conte’s men started the game with high energy as they opened score early in the first half. The succeeding goals were evidences that the Blues’ defenses were too much for the hosts. At the end, Forest had to suffer the consequence of poor performance which further crushed their confidence.
Absolutely, the pressure is on Stoke City. They have an unstable form and are highly in need to win a match after their back-to-back defeats.
Chelsea on the other hand have obvious reasons to celebrate at the end of this match. They have high chances to easily knock the Potters as the champs prepare to extend their winning streak.
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