Chelsea vs Stoke City Match Betting Preview

Chelsea welcome Stoke City to Stamford Bridge this weekend and the match should be an entertaining affair between two sides in a very good run of form.

Chelsea Match Betting News

Chelsea have been enjoying quite a turnaround under Guus Hiddink and following the 2-1 victory over Norwich City on Tuesday night, the Blues moved into the top half of the table for the first time in a while.

Now a Europa League finish remains well within sights for Chelsea but with the competition so fierce at the moment, the champions most certainly have a lot of work to do in order to keep their place in Europe this season.

Chelsea now have a run of very difficult games coming up in the next few weeks starting off with a clash against Stoke City this weekend and claiming three points from the game is most certainly going to be a tough ask. John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Pedro and Radamel Falcao remain ruled out for Chelsea.

Stoke City Match Betting News

Stoke have enjoyed another productive season and the Potters’ recent run of three consecutive victories has lifted them to 7th place in the Premier League table.

Given the manner at which Stoke are playing at the moment, a European placed finish looks like a certainty but manager Mark Hughes is aware that there are still 30 points to play for and the Welshman will be urging his side to continue their good run of form when they travel to Stamford Bridge to square off against Chelsea this weekend.

Charlie Adam, Glen Johnson, Shay Given, Ryan Shawcross and Marc Wilson are sidelined while the duo of Phil Bardsley and Geoff Cameron are rated as doubts.

Chelsea vs Stoke City Match Prediction

Stoke have already beaten Chelsea twice so far this season and one can be sure that the Potters will be heading into the clash on Saturday with a lot of confidence.

That said, Chelsea have enjoyed a wonderful upturn in fortunes since these two sides last met and the clash this weekend is sure to be a competitive fixture.

Chelsea have not lost at Stamford Bridge against Stoke for a long time though and they should have enough about them to continue the record by claiming another victory on Saturday.

Match Betting Tip: Chelsea to win @1.44 at Bet365

: Posted in Premier League • Date: 02.03.2016