Stoke vs Chelsea – Saturday 23rd September 2017 – 15:00 

Stoke are 9/2 with Eric Choupo Moting at 15/2 to score first.

Stoke face Chelsea at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon, in the sixth round of matches in the Premier League.

The Potters come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Bristol City in the Carabao Cup, a poor result for Mark Hughes' side.

After a quiet first half, Bristol City took the lead through Famara Diedhiou netted a Matt Taylor rebound (50).

Matt Taylor went from provider to scorer, teaming up with Diedhiou again to make it 2-0 to City on the hour (60).

Stoke were second best in all departments statistically, and it's another poor performance in the cup from Mark Hughes side.




Mixed Start

Stoke had a poor campaign by their standards last season, finishing in 13th place.

They are now on a run of back to back defeats, with a 2-1 loss in their last Premier League match as well.

The Potters have raised their game against top opposition, with four points against United and Arsenal.

Stoke's solitary win came in the 1-0 win against Arsenal, they will be looking for another huge scalp in Chelsea.

Potters Underdogs

Mark Hughes's side come into this match as underdogs, with last season informing the bookies.

This will be a tough match for Stoke, with Chelsea a very dominant attacking force.

Stoke will be looking for a first win in four matches against Chelsea

StokeUnbeaten Run

Chelsea come into this match in excellent form, with a 5-1 thrashing of Championship side Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup.

Conte gave his fringe players and Eden Hazard a run out in this fixture, still winning the tie comfortably.

Robert Kenedy (13) opened the scoring for Chelsea early in the first half, giving the Blues a commanding start.

Michy Batshuayi scored his first hat-trick for Chelsea, with goals in both halfs to give Chelsea a huge lead (19, 53, 86).

Youngster Charly Musonda did make it 3-0 to Chelsea in the middle of Batshuayi's hat-trick (40).

Forest did grab a consolation goal through Tendayi Darikwa but that was as good as it got for Warburton's men (90+1).

Third For Conte

Antonio Conte will be delighted with their start to the season, especially after losing their opening match against Burnley.

They have scored eleven goals in their last three matches, but they will be frustrated with the Arsenal result.

Chelsea are third in the table as a result, with the Blues five points behind the Manchester clubs.

This match against Stoke will be tough, despite beating the Potters twice during last seasons title-winning season.


Chelsea Favourites

Chelsea come into this match as the favourites, with their recent form informing the odds.

Antonio Conte will be looking to win this fixture, closing the gap between themselves and the Manchester sides.

Chelsea will be looking for their 38th win in 76 matches against Stoke.

Chelsea are 8/13 with Alvaro Morata at 3/1 to open the scoring.




Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Morata to score first @ 3/1

Tip 2 – Chelsea to win 2-1 @ 7/1

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