Chelsea vs Stoke preview: Diego Costa likely to continue scoring streak against Potters at Stamford Bridge

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

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It’s a big game for…

Eden Hazard: The winger struggled in the first half of the season with form and injuries. He gradually looks to be returning to his old self but the question on everyone’s mind is can he continue this form as the Blues continue to play catch up?

Best stat…

39: Kenedy’s goal for Chelsea which was scored thirty nine seconds into their match against Norwich on Tuesday was the quickest Premier League goal this season. 

Remember when…

Last time the Potters played at Stamford Bridge, Stoke’s midfielder Charlie Adam scored a screamer from the half way line.

Player to watch…

Diego Costa: The Brazilian-born Spain striker looks to have shaken the monkey off his back and found his scoring form. Costa has scored two goals in his last three Premier League appearances and should be able to find the net again.

Past three-meetings…

Stoke City 1 (Arnautovic) Chelsea 0
Premier League, November 2015.

Stoke City 1 (Walters) Chelsea 1 (Remy)
League Cup, October 2015

Chelsea 2 (Hazard, Remy) Stoke City 1 (Adams)
Premier League, April 2015

Form guide…

Chelsea: DWLWWW

Stoke City: LLLWWW

Vital information…

Kick-off time: 15:00

TV: Highlights on BBC1 MOTD at 22:20