Premier League Highlights: Results for the EPL fixture between Chelsea v Stoke City from Saturday, September 22, 2012.
Where: Stamford Bridge – Chelsea
Score: Chelsea 1 – 0 Stoke City
|Ashley Cole (85’)|
Tony Pulis and Stoke City will be disappointed to have not gotten anything from this one. Stoke threatened on several occasions coming close with a shot off the bar and later a good save from Cech kept the score at nil-nil.
Unfortunately the video does not include the shameful diving antics of Chelsea players Branislav Ivanovic and Oscar (who did receive a yellow card for “simulation”).
Fernando Torres put in another terrible display despite earlier signs in the season that he had finally turned the corner. Torres was through on the keeper but only managed a weak shot right at Stoke keeper Asmir Begovic.
In the end Chelsea may not have deserved any points, but Ashley Cole’s goal came as part of some splendid passing and movement.
Also missing from the video is David Luiz’s horrible 2-footed tackle on Stoke defender Johnathan Walters. Luiz really should’ve been red-carded, but for some reason the referee only gave him a yellow.
This win will keep Chelsea at the top of the Premier League tables for this week.