Stoke City have long been considered one of the toughest away days for any Premier League side, and while their home record is only the twelfth best in the league this season, that still doesn’t mean that the non-Pulisian Potters ever make it easy for a team to come away from the Britannia with all three points.
This is one of the main reasons why Chelsea's victory over Stoke this weekend was celebrated so effusively.
"It was a typical Premier League game, we’re happy with the victory but it’s still a long way to win the title. Nobody makes it easy, always it is difficult to play here. They are a strong and physical team."
"We are happy with the game - it is always difficult but we played a good game, kept calm and had the opportunity to score the second goal. We had to believe. It was so difficult but it did so we are happy."
"Of course we celebrate but we celebrate every single match. It’s nice to celebrate. The coach is a passionate guy and he celebrated like that since he has been in England. It shows our love for football."
The win kept Chelsea ten points clear of second place with just ten games to go. It’s not over until it’s over, but as long as we keep to Antonio Conte’s master plan, the good results should keep coming.
"I try to improve every day. This is my goal. Everybody can see my football, the team is doing very well. The results are coming. As a defender they don’t talk about the good things you do, they talk about the mistakes, so I am trying to play the best football I can to help my team."
"Sometimes you have to give them more security, defend to get a positive result. It’s important to understand my role in the team [but] it’s not just me, it’s Diego, Hazard, everybody. Everybody understands what they need to do."
-David Luiz; Source: Chelsea FC
Pay attention and always improve and Chelsea’s sixth top flight title should be within our grasps soon.