Register Login Live

Blues Cruise Into Third

Chelsea boosted their hopes of a top four finish as they eased past Stoke City with a 4-0 victory at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Two own goals from Jonathan Walters coupled with a Frank Lampard penalty and an Edin Hazard strike lifted the Blues up to 41 points and third place.

John Terry was included amongst the substitutes and played 12 minutes as he made his return to the side following a two-month absence due to a knee injury.

There was early pressure from the Potters as Peter Cech found himself having to make several saves. On the half-hour the Blues made a rare foray into the Stoke half and nearly opened when Lampard’s shot drew a fine stop from Asmir Begovic.

Just before the break Chelsea took the lead when Cesar Azpilicueta’s cross was headed by Jonathan Walters into his own net.

The second half started with Chelsea applying far more pressure and found themselves 2-0 up just after the hour mark and again it was the unlucky Walters who turned the ball into his own net.

Two minutes later the Blues wrapped up the game when Juan Mata was illegally brought down in the area and awarded a penalty. Captain for the day, Lampard, stepped up and stroked the spot-kick home.

With seventeen minutes remaining on the clock, Rafael Benitez’s men further showed their talent when  Hazard unleashed a screaming shot to make it a comprehensive 4-0.

Terry's return to the side was not all successful as he gave away a penalty in the dying minutes following a trip on Walters. However, the Potters man's nightmare day continued as he skied the spotkick into the stands.

nextarticle

Cavani Admires Super Mario

40 comments

Top 5

Bucs Youngsters Get Revenge In Soweto Derby

166 Nov 16, 2019 05:54 PM in MultiChoice Diski Challenge

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Two Buccaneers On Suspension Tightrope

45 Nov 12, 2019 08:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Ronaldo Facing Two-Year Ban?

72 Nov 12, 2019 07:39 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Watch: Onyango's Howler As Sundowns' Struggles Continue

27 Nov 11, 2019 04:33 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Players Who Left Real Madrid Because Of Ronaldo

8 Nov 17, 2019 07:18 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

The Only Player Messi Asked To Swap Shirts With

8 Nov 17, 2019 02:34 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Europe's Top 10 Dribblers Revealed

4 Nov 18, 2019 12:28 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

World's Richest Club Revealed, Real Dethroned

9 Nov 18, 2019 05:45 PM in World News

Ofori Leads List Of 6 Potential Chiefs Targets?

63 Nov 15, 2019 06:15 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Middendorp: The Trophy Belongs To Sundowns

88 Nov 12, 2019 09:16 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Inside Bafana Camp As They Prepare For Ghana

16 Nov 11, 2019 09:17 PM in Bafana

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

20 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Heartwarming Scenes As Mothiba Gives Fan Special Gift

5 Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM in Players Abroad