With this straightforward victory Chelsea ambled just a little nearer to Manchester Metropolis on the high of the desk and highlighted the weak spot of Stoke Metropolis’s squad. At no level did this match seem to be an genuine contest, Mark Hughes’ aspect seeming like ragtag underlings even earlier than Antonio Rüdiger opened the scoring within the third minute. Danny Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian and Davide Zappacosta amused themselves by including their names to attain sheet after that.Chelsea omitted key gamers akin to Eden Hazard and Cesc Fàbregas prematurely of Wednesday’s showdown with Arsenal however that was most likely an pointless precaution, because the hosts didn’t should exert themselves to trounce these woeful guests. Hughes was disadvantaged of his first-choice central defenders and in addition selected to go away out different common starters – thus rising the strain on him for Monday’s low-brow encounter with Newcastle –however the shabbiness of the aspect despatched out towards the champions spoke badly concerning the state of Stoke. Proceed studying…

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