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Chelsea thrash Stoke for 13th straight EPL win

Chelsea thrash Stoke for 13th straight EPL win
December 31
18:21 2016
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English Premier League leaders Chelsea made it a 13th win in a row after defeating Stoke 4-2 at the Stamford Bridge Saturday evening.

Gary Cahill headed Chelsea into the lead at Stamford Bridge in the 33rd minute.

There was a flying start to the second half at Stamford Bridge, Bruno Martins Indi lumbering forward to equalise for Stoke in the 46th minute.

Victor Moses did well out wide and turned Pieters inside-out before fizzing a low ball into the danger zone. Eden Hazard cushioned the ball into the path of Willian Borges Da Silvia,’who slammed a left-footed effort beyond the helpless Grant. Two-one to Chelsea in the 57th minute.

Peter Crouch scored his first Premier League goal since the 2014/15 season to bring Stoke level again in the 64th minute.

Seventy-four seconds after Crouch’s leveller, Willian scored his second to restore Chelsea’s lead once again.

Diego Costa sealed victory for Chelsea in the 85th minute with a thumping finish.

As things stand Chelsea are nine points clear of Liverpool in second place, 10 clear of Manchester City and 37 clear of Swansea, and are one more victory short of equalling the record longest winning run in the league held by Arsenal.

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