History of the Stoke City v Chelsea fixture
Chelsea face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 44 games played, Blues have recorded 16 wins, and Stoke City have come away with 18 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Britannia Stadium was just last season, in August 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2012/2013||Sat 22 Sep||Chelsea||1 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sat 10 Mar||Chelsea||1 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2011/2012||Sun 14 Aug||Stoke City||0-0||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 1||Chelsea||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 28 Aug||Chelsea||2 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 25 Apr||Chelsea||7 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 07 Mar||Chelsea||2 - 0||Stoke City||F.A. Cup|
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Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Potters in those games, with 6 conceded.
Chelsea's away form is equally impressive, with a marvellous return of five wins and one defeat from the last six. Those games have seen the Blues pummel 17 goals, and let in 7.
Stoke City's 29 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
Chelsea's total of 38 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Chelsea are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Stoke City. Away win
|Stoke City||Unbeaten in the last 9 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Chelsea||5 successive away victories.
9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.
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