Chelsea vs Stoke City – 101 Great Goals prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Stoke
Chelsea will be looking to end the year on a high as they come into the match hot on Manchester United’s heels.
The Blues are heavy favourites against a very inconsistent Stoke side.
Chelsea vs Stoke: Who will win?
Chelsea are overwhelming favourites to win against Stoke, at 6/1 with Paddy Power.
Stoke to win at Stamford Bridge is rated at an enormous 19/1.
Marcos Alonso to score the first goal is 17/2.
Alvaro Morata to score two goals or more against Stoke is 17/2.
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Chelsea vs Stoke: Premier League preview
Chelsea host Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday for their final Premier League fixture of 2017.
The Blues picked up three points on Boxing Day with a 2-0 home win over Brighton. Alvaro Morata opened the scoring before his compatriot Marcos Alonso doubled Chelsea’s lead.
The win extends Chelsea’s unbeaten run to five matches. The Blues have really started to motor since their surprise defeat at West Ham.
Stoke are awful away from home
Stoke followed up their 3-1 win over West Brom with a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield on Boxing Day. Ramadan Sobhi scored for the Mark Hughes’ side.
Only Swansea have picked up fewer points on their travels than Stoke this season. The Potters also boast the second worst away defensive record, conceding 22 away from home.
Chelsea were comfortable winners in the reverse fixture in September. A hat-trick from Morata and another from Pedro ensured a 4-0 win at the Bet365 Stadium.
Chelsea team news vs Stoke
Andreas Christensen is expected to come back into the side after illness kept the defender out against Brighton.
Charly Musonda could return from injury but David Luiz remains out with a serious knee injury.
Victor Moses is in contention to face his former club.
Stoke team news vs Chelsea
Stoke will be without Kurt Zouma on Saturday as the on-loan defender is ineligible against his parent club.
Erik Pieters has an outside chance of recovering from a hip injury but Bruno Martins Indi is still a couple of weeks away from a return.
Jese Rodriguez could return while Ryan Shawcross has a calf strain and will be assessed ahead of kick-off.
Former Chelsea full-back Glen Johnson is likely to miss out with a knee injury.
Stephen Ireland is a long-term absentee.
Chelsea predicted line-up vs Stoke
Stoke predicted line-up vs Chelsea
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