STOKE CITY were unable to complete a Premier League double over title-chasers Chelsea in front of the live television cameras on Saturday evening as the hosts recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.
The Potters, who went into the game on the back of three successive top-flight victories, never looked likely to maintain that run as the Blues dictated the tempo of the game and temporarily elevated themselves back to the summit of the league table.
Mohamed Salah thumped home the opening goal of the game shortly after the half hour mark before Frank Lampard doubled his side's advantage in the second half, after tapping the ball into an empty net following Asmir Begovic's initial save from the England star's penalty.
Stoke's second defeat in ten was sealed late on in the game as Willian produced a moment of magic to secure his side a valuable three points and keep their faint title hopes alive as the campaign draws towards its climax.
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