Chelsea face Stoke City for the 93rd time in all competitions, The Blues have won 43 (46.74%), drawn 21 (22.83%) and lost 28 (30.43%) of the previous 92 matches.
Chelsea have scored 137 goals against Stoke City, averaging 1.49 goals per game (gpg) and have conceded 120 times (1.30 gpg). The Blues have kept 30 (32.61%) clean sheets and have failed to score 19 (20.65%) times.
The Pensioners have won 17 (36.96%), drawn 10 (21.74%) and lost 19 (41.30%) of the 46 games played Away from home. Chelsea have scored 54 goals against Stoke City Away from home, averaging 1.17 goals per game, The Blues have conceded 67 times, averaging 1.46 goals per game. Chelsea have kept 13 (28.26%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 14 (30.43%) occasions.
In the Premier League Chelsea have won 9 (75.00%), drawn 2 (16.67%) and lost 1 (8.33%) of the 12 games played against Stoke City. Chelsea have scored 27 goals in the competition (2.25 gpg) and have conceded 6 times (0.50 gpg). The Blues have kept 8 (66.67%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 1 (8.33%) occasions.
Chelsea earned our Semi-final place midweek, that is the 29th in the last 20 years, in all competitions, since beating Luton 2-0 in the 1993-94 FA Cup.
Away from home, in the Premier League Chelsea have won 3 (50.00%), drawn 2 (33.33%) and lost 1 (16.67%) of the 6 games played against Stoke City. Chelsea have scored 11 goals (1.83 gpg) and have conceded 5 times (0.50 gpg). The Blues have kept 3 (50.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score on 1 (16.67%) occasions.
Compared to in the Premier League as a whole where Chelsea have won 460 (53.24%), drawn 218 (25.23%) and lost 186 (21.53%). Chelsea have scored 1464 goals in the competition (1.69 gpg), The Blues have conceded 820 times (0.95 gpg). The Blues have kept 353 (40.86%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 164 (18.98%) attempts.
The Blues have won 7 (70.00%), drawn 2 (20.00%) and lost 1 (10.00%) of the previous 10 matches. Chelsea have scored 22 goals against Stoke City (2.20 gpg), The Blues have conceded 4 times (0.40 gpg). The Blues have kept 8 (80.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score 1 (10.00%) times.
The most common scoreline between the sides is 1-0 with 14 occurrences, the next most common is 2-1 and 1-1 tied with 10. Stoke have beaten us 1-0 8 times. Stoke have also won 2-1 4 times, in total those 0-0, 1-1 and 2-1/1-2 results equate for almost half of all our meetings.
In the last 10 games Chelsea have won 3 games by 1-0 scoreline against the Potters, but have enjoyed a 7-0, 4-0 and 3-0 triumph in recent seasons.
The Referee assigned to the game is Neil Swarbrick. Chelsea have won 5 (71.43%), drawn 2 (28.57%) and lost 0 (0.00%) of the 7 games played with Neil Swarbrick as the official. Chelsea have scored 17 goals (2.43 gpg) and have conceded 3 times (0.43 gpg). The Blues have kept 4 (57.14%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 2 (28.57%) attempts with this official in charge.
Chelsea have won 3 (60.00%), drawn 2 (40.00%) and lost 0 (0.00%) of the last 5 games played with Neil Swarbrick at the whistle. Chelsea have scored 7 goals, averaging 1.40 goals per game and have conceded 3 times (0.60 gpg). The Blues have kept 2 (40.00%) clean sheets and have failed to score in 2 (40.00%) attempts in games with this official.
Neil Swarbrick has given Chelsea 4 cautions and sent off 0 whilst awarding 0 penalties against us. He has yellow carded 9 and sent off 0 of the opposition and awarded us 0 penalties in the last 5 games he has officiated.
Chelsea have won both away games Neil Swarbrick has officiated. A 3-1 win over Norwich and a 2-1 win over Shrewsbury.
Mourinho has won 178 and drawn 55 of his 267 games in charge over both spells at the club.
Mourinho has the following record against Stoke City, having never faced the side in his first spell at the club.
Chelsea have faced Mark Hughes managed sides on 21 occasions having won 15 and drawn 3 of games in all competitions against his sides since our first meeting in 2004.
Stoke come into the game with the 13th best attack in the league and the 10th best defence. Whilst Chelsea have the best attack and joint best defence.
All 5 of Stoke’s victories this season have come via a 1 goal differential. i.e. 1-0 or 2-1 etc.
The side from the Potteries have won 5, drawn 1 and lost just 2 of their 8 games against top half teams this season. Only Man City have taken more points, but have played a game more. Chelsea are level with Stoke on points per game and have a game advantage over our opponents.
Stoke currently sit in the bottom half of the table however, Chelsea have won 8 and drawn 1 of 9 games against sides in the bottom half. The blues have also recorded 5 clean sheets from these 9 games.
Chelsea are still the best in the league when it comes to recovering from the opening goal being conceded. Chelsea have won 3 and lost once from 4 games. Spurs have also won 3 times but have also lost 5 times.
Stoke have won just once from 10 games when conceding the game’s opening goal.
- Stoke have won 4 and drawn 2 of 6 games in which they have scored first.
- Chelsea have won 9 and drawn 2 when scoring the opening goal.
Chelsea have won all 9 matches in which they’ve been ahead at the break. Stoke City are also unbeaten going on to win 3 and draw 1 of their 4 halftime leads.
Stoke have kept just 2 clean sheets this season. No team has fewer.
- Should Chelsea scored exactly twice it would be for the 100th time away from home in the Premier League.
- The league are still waiting for the 75th time a side has won 4-0 away from home.
The Potters are 16/1 to win 1-0, 20/1 to win 2-1 which offers good value against the side that beat us 3-2 last season. Both teams to score is evens, but both to score and Chelsea to win is my tip and is available at 29/10 with the club’s official betting Partner Coral. Sign up by clicking here and bet £5 and get £20 in free bets.
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