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Britannia Stadium (ATT 27,348) 12th January 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Marriner

Stoke City Stoke City vs Chelsea Chelsea

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Chelsea 4

J Walters (og 45+2, og 62)
F Lampard (pen 65)
E Hazard (73)

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  1. 93

    Hazard looking to play for the corner as the clock winds down on the hapless Walters and Stoke . For Chelsea, it's back to winning ways, but whether it will help Benitez win over the club's fans is the question.

  2. 92

    Jerome looks to latch on to loose ball in the area, but the cover defence clears the danger.

  3. 91

    Kightly trying to make a late impression with a decent run and cross from the right, but the replacement winger's delivery is just too deep and over Jerome.

  4. 90

    And things go from bad to worse for Walters as he skies his spot-kick straight down the middle and over the crossbar.

  5. 89

    Mariner points to spot for Stoke after Terry is adjudged to have tripped up Walters.

  6. 88

    Cech making light work of a Hail Mary ball forward from the Potters to no one in particular.

  7. 87

    With the game altogether done and dusted, Luiz is pushing up in attack more and more and trying to slot in where he can.

  8. 86

    Matthew Etherington makes way for Stoke for Michael Kightly to get a run out in the dying stages of the match.

  9. 85

    The home supporters have clearly seen enough as they head for the exits in their droves.

  10. 84

    Easy does it for Chelsea as Cech directs traffic from the back and Terry eases his way back into the fold.

  11. 83

    Azipilicueta departs for Paulo Ferreira to make his first appearance for the Blues since last season.

  12. 82

    Whelan curls in a cross-cum-shot from the right that fails to trouble Cech.

  13. 81

    The Potters on the ball but it's probably too little, too late.

  14. 80

    As the match enters the final ten minutes, the pace has significantly slowed.

  15. 79

    Adam and Jones come off for Dean Whitehead and Cameron Jerome respectively, while the travelling fans break into song at the arrival of John Terry for Mata.

  16. 78

    A lot of movement on the touchlines as both sets of managers look to make changes.

  17. 77

    No trouble from Stoke's front line now as Pulis's attackers look out on their feet and out of ideas.

  18. 76

    Chelsea passing the ball around the middle of the park and forcing Stoke to chase shadows.

  19. 75

    Blues look in full control of the match with every touch of ball of simple ease and composure.

  20. 74

    Adam with a left-footed effort on goal from the right that Cech ushers out of touch, though it was pretty close to top corner.

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10 Stoke City 35 44
11 Crystal Palace 35 43
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19 Fulham 35 30
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