Saturday at 15:00, Chelsea meets Stoke City in a duel of round number 19 of the Premier League, the last of this tour.
Chelsea end the year in first place, regardless of what happens in the match against Stoke because it has 6 points ahead in the points, with 46 points collected so far, the group coached by Antonio Conte is the most in form, with 12 wins consecutive. The last time Chelsea lost points in the championship, was three months ago, in a 0-3 Arsenal match on “Emirates”. Now comes after a victory at deforfeit score 3-0 with Bournemouth, Courtois reaching 360 minutes without a goal primit.De otherwise, Chelsea on the “Stamford Bridge” is almost impassable, with eight wins and one defeat. Moreover, the only team that scored the last six confrontations taken by Hazard & Co. at home, it was Tottenham, in a match won 2-1 by Chelsea.
Lot Info: John Terry is injured and suspended Pedro.
Stoke is 13th with 21 points, but the team has entered into obscurity in the last four stages, managing two draws and as many defeats. In the previous stage, it went on “Anfield”, instead of where it was returned with no points after losing 1-4, although Walters opened the scoring for Stoke. Movements are not exactly the strong point of the band’s Mark Hughes, losing her last two such meetings, 1-3 and Arsenal 1-4 Liverpool. Another aspect to be noted in traveling to Stoke, is that it scored at least one goal in each of the last seven games.
Info lot: Ireland, Bardsley, Cameron Butland are injured and Marko Arnautovic is suspended.
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois – Azpilicueta – Luiz – Cahill – Moses – Matic – Kante – Alonso – Hazard – Costa – Willian
Stoke (3-4-2-1): Grant – Johnson – Indi – Shawcross – Diouf – Imbula – Whelan – Pieters – Allen – Shaqiri – Walters
Stoke never won the “Stamford Bridge” Chelsea ticking nine wins in the last ten clashes. By the way Antonio Conte’s team evolves, I think there is little chance for opponents to produce surprise. In such conditions, Hazard & Co. I think they want to take the initiative since the break.
Tip: Over 2,5 goals
Odds: 1.70 at bet365