Premier League Match : Stoke v Chelsea [07/11/2015]

Published On: November 7, 2015, 12:52 pm (5 years ago)
Author: Charles colins
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The Portuguese coach hopes his stadium ban will inspire his players to victory at the Britannia Stadium in the Premier League this weekend

Chelsea travel to Stoke City on Saturday without banned manager Jose Mourinho, who hopes his absence will not prevent the players from picking up a much-needed victory.

Stoke City         v             Chelsea
                                                              17:30 • Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
                                                                                        Referee: A. Taylor

The Premier League champions had a crucial win in Europe against Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday to lighten the mood around Stamford Bridge, but that does not help their precarious predicament domestically.

Chelsea sit 15th in the table with just 11 points from as many outings and are already well off the pace of joint-leaders Manchester City and Arsenal.

Six league defeats already matches Mourinho's worst return in his career and Chelsea face a trip to the Britannia Stadium, having already faltered there in last week's League Cup penalty-shootout elimination.

As Mourinho serves a one-game stadium ban after being dismissed at West Ham recently, the Portuguese hopes his players can motivate themselves out of his presence.

"I think they will know I am with them," he said, when asked how his squad might cope.

"They know I am going to prepare the team until the moment they go to the game.

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 12:52 PM | Gistmaniac
Chelsea pls bring 3 point home and shame those bad belle FA. CTID
Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 01:39 PM | Addicted Hero
Make baba God help una cos I dey pity 4 u guys
Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 01:45 PM | Hero
kp45 kp45 (m)
Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 04:13 PM | Hero
Me self dey pray 4 Chelsea o... Especially there coach" The guy needs prayer.

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 04:42 PM | Gistmaniac
Abeg... Who dey watch the match" Chelsea dey win ?

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 04:44 PM | Gistmaniac
Make una dey update us with the score na... Abi they don they beat Chelsea ni ?

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 04:45 PM | Gistmaniac
Line up
Chelsea substitutes:
Fabregas, Oscar, Mikel, Kenedy, Remy, Cahill, Amelia.
Chelsea starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Begovic; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Baba; Ramires, Matic; Pedro, Willian, Hazard; Diego Costa.
Stoke substitutes: Ireland, Wilson, Afellay, Diouf, Cameron, Crouch, Haugaard.
Stoke starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Butland; Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Adam, Whelan; Shaqiri, Bojan, Arnautovic; Walters.

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 06:56 PM | Gistmaniac
Hope say Chelsea fans don dey pray ?

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 06:57 PM | Gistmaniac
Another defeat for the blues, the workrate of the players is very horrible, what on earth are they doing - standing like statues!!??

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 08:52 PM | Hero
kp45 kp45 (m)
Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 09:47 PM | Hero
This Chelsea FC is as good as gone.

Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 10:06 PM | Gistmaniac
lol  chelsea gin drink!!!!!!
Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 10:14 PM | Addicted Hero
Mourinho I can smell sack on the way. It's better u submit your resignation letter cos u are done. This is the worst start ever by a defending premier league champion
Posted: (5 years ago) on 7-11-2015 11:01 PM | Gistmaniac
Novic Novic (m)
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-11-2015 02:48 AM | Hero
Novic Novic (m)
chelsea should find person that wil replace mouriho ooo. b4 it was to late.
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-11-2015 02:50 AM | Hero
Novic Novic (m)
i hope mouriho no go lead chelsea to religation in this season. becz there lost don they to much
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-11-2015 02:54 AM | Hero
Novic Novic (m)
i knw say if your mouth no kill u for england na smal go remain. sha na only be manager of the club ni
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-11-2015 02:57 AM | Hero
Novic Novic (m)
After this 1 ban nw. i knw say you go stil do another b4 this season end
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-11-2015 02:59 AM | Hero
Novic Novic (m)
i just hate myself as chelsea fans. bcz they are nt making me proud at all
Posted: (5 years ago) on 8-11-2015 03:00 AM | Hero
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