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Kick Off: Saturday, December 31, 2016. 15:00 GMT

Venue: Stamford Bridge

It’s Match Day 19, and this round of matches ends the first half of the season. Chelsea will host Stoke City at Stamford Bridge, and the Blues wouldn’t want anything other than a win.

Chelsea top the table with 46 points, while Stoke City are 13th on the table with 21 points.

Chelsea have won 12 games in a row, while Stoke City have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 2 games in their last 6 matches.

The Blues will be hoping to revenge on their inability to win Stoke City last season; the game ended 1-1 in Stamford Bridge and Chelsea lost 1-0 away at Stoke.

In the last 6 league meetings between Chelsea and Stoke, the Blues have won 3, with the Potters winning 3 and 1 ended in a draw.

The 1-1 draw against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge last season is their first Premier League point at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have gone 11 home matches without a league defeat in this fixture since 1974.

Stoke City have a poor record against Chelsea, and their manager Mark Hughes has a poor record against the Blues as well. Mark Hughes has never won at Stamford Bridge as a manager in 11 attempts in all competitions (D2, L9).

My prediction: Stoke City have a poor record against Chelsea, their defence has shipped in 28 goals already, and would face a difficult opposition in Chelsea  who are in great form and has won 12 games in a row.

Chelsea 3 v 0 Stoke City

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