The four times English Premier League champion, Chelsea is getting ready to encounter Stoke City, which is currently standing on 10th position on English Premier League point table with 42 points. Boys of José Mourinho, who are having 67 points to lead other teams, will play in opposition to such a team, which is not performing well during this season despite having players like Bojan etc.
Chelsea vs Stoke City Match Preview
Current form of Chelsea
Though, The Blues are leading in this season with 67 points, yet, they had drawn two matches out of last six matches. Definitely, Chelsea competed effectively towards all the teams and we have witnessed an excellent team work on the ground, however they had to draw against Southampton and Burnly. Consequently, they are 4 points away from the actual point, what they should have.
The Brazilian storm aka Filipe Luis, Ramires, Oscar and William are enough to demolish any team. Besides them, Chelsea have Diego Costa, John Terry, Fabregas and even more importantly Petr Cech. Even though, Chelsea squad is nearly prepared to play against Stoke City, but it seems Diego Costa and John Obi Mikel are having some injuries. Although, there is no such confirmation, yet, it seems like they will miss the impending match against Stoke City on 4 April.
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Current Form of Stoke City
Out of 30 matches in this season, they have efficiently averted defeat in only 12 matches. On the other hand, they have scored 34 goals and survived 37 goals. Their most detrimental match was against Arsenal (3-0). Besides that, they’ve already dropped 3 matches out of last 6 matches.
All these factors are basically written to imply the current form of Stoke City. Although, they begin by playing nicely but, they fail to continue that throughout the entire match. That’s the reason why Stoke City’s situation is not so good, when compared to other clubs including Southampton, Swansea City etc.
Chelsea FC vs Stoke City
Day: Saturday 4 April 2015
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Kick Off: 17:30 (Local Time), 22:00 (IST)
Expected Eleven of Chelsea and Stoke City
Chelsea: Petr Cech(1), John Terry(26), Filipe Luis(3), Gary Cahill(24), Branislav Ivanovic(2), Eden Hazard(10), Willian(22), Oscar(8), Nemanja Matic(21), John Obi Mikel(12), Diego Costa(19)
Stoke City: Asmir Begovic(1), Marc Wilson(12), Erik Pieters(3), Geoff Cameron(20), Ryan Shawcross(17), Stephen Ireland(7), Mame Biram Diouf(18), Marko Arnautovic(10), Steven N’Zonzi(15), Charlie Adam(16), Peter Crouch(25)
This is a home match of Chelsea FC. That means you will enjoy the match live from Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea play very well. Although, two players of Chelsea are injured and could miss the match against Stoke City on 4 April, however that should not create any difficulty since they have good substitutes. Conversely, Stoke City also have some injured players such as Bojan, Marc Muniesa and Peter Odemwingie. That may make troubles on the field since most of them are extremely important part of Stoke City.
If you check the point table of EPL, you will find that Chelsea is having 67 points when Stoke City have only 42 points. Even though, this particular match will not create any huge difference and trouble for Chelsea in terms of points and position but Stoke City can step into top 10 and keep their position by playing this match.