With a ten-point lead at the top of the Premier League table and a spot assured in the semifinal of the FA Cup, it’s time to take a big fortnight-long breath before entering the final stretch of the season. Starting next week, it’s the calendar year’s first international break!
That sound you don’t hear is everyone rejoicing.
But before all that, one more game for the boys; this one away to Stoke City at the Britannia stadium on Saturday. (Sorry, it’s called bet365 Stadium these days, which is equal parts ugly, silly, and dumb — let’s hope new Stamford Bridge at least has a decent sponsor-sponsored name — but I digress.)
Stoke are not quite the same formidable force at the
Britannia bet365 as in recent years, but the core of that annoying team remain. They have only lost two games at home since mid-September, and of those was in the FA Cup.
For Chelsea, there are no health or availability issues as has been the case for the majority of the season.