STOKE CITY VS CHELSEA 2013 Match Preview and Odds

Saturday, January 12, 2013


MATCH FACTS



Stoke City are the only team in the Premier League not to have conceded a goal from outside the box this season.
57% of the goals Stoke have scored have come from set pieces, a Premier League high.
Stoke have managed fewer shots on target this season than any other team in the Premier League (64).
Stoke have failed to score in six of the nine Premier League games against Chelsea and only once in each of the other three.
Chelsea have won seven and lost none of the nine Premier League meetings with the Potters and had two FA Cup wins since Stoke last tasted victory over the Blues in the League Cup in October 1995.
The last four Premier League games between Chelsea and Stoke have seen just four goals scored in total.
Stoke have committed more fouls (277) and earned more cards than any other team (44 yellows, three reds).
Asmir Begovic has kept nine clean sheets this season, more than any other goalkeeper.
29% of Stoke’s goals have been netted in the opening 15 minutes of matches, the highest proportion of any team in the top flight.
Demba Ba has scored four goals in four Premier League appearances against Stoke City.
MATCH ODDS
Stoke City (10/3), Chelsea (19/20), Draw (5/2)
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