Chelsea will be travelling to Stoke’s home to play their opening match of the Premier League season 2011-12. Chelsea struggled hard to pull back Manchester United from the top position last season but all was in vain and they finished the season at the second place.
Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres, may miss today’s clash against Stoke City as he is suffering with a head injury. Sturridge is also missing due to suspension. Didier Drogba, Kalou and Anelka will be taking care of the offensive side.
Stoke City will be coming with their strongest starting XI to take over Chelsea. They will be working hard, especially on defensive area to refrain the Blues from crossing the net. Moreover, Stoke City is expected to play with 4-4-2 formation.
Stoke City vs Chelsea Match Details:
English Premier League
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Kick Off time: 1:30 PM BST
Venue: Britannia Stadium
Result: Chelsea 0-0 Stoke City