Preview - Stoke vs Chelsea 23 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 22, 2017, 10:23 PM

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Stoke vs Chelsea

David Luiz will start his suspension after that crazy lunge at Arsenal's Sead Kolasinac last Sunday, which ended in a drab goalless draw. Could this sour incident really unravel the Blues, who for the first time also failed to score in a competitive home game in the Antonio Conte era. Incredibly, the Blues need just one more point to reach the magical 1800 in EPL points. Only Arsenal (1829) and Man Utd (2034) have more. Stoke's attacking axis of Xherdan Shaqiri and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is working out a fine partnership, having created nine goalscoring chances for one another this season. Only Tottenham's duo of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen has more. In the head-to-head encounters, Stoke have won two of the past four corresponding fixtures.


Match Stats:

  • Stoke 0-4 Chelsea
  • Shots: 13-7
  • Possession: 44%-56%
  • Corner kicks: 5-0

Alvaro Morata scored a superb hat-trick as Chelsea won 4-0 at Stoke City.

He opened the scoring after only 83 seconds, slotting in after Cesar Azpilicueta flicked on Tiemoue Bakayoko's pass.

Pedro doubled the lead after Darren Fletcher inadvertently chested the ball into his path.

Morata hit a quickfire double to complete his treble and seal the victory late on in the second half.

His second goal came from a tight angle after he cut into the left-hand side of the penalty area and fired inside the post.

And then Azpilicueta chested back a pass from Cesc Fabregas into the path of Morata who slotted home to collect the match ball and complete a comprehensive victory.

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