Chelsea will top the Premier League table at Christmas after beating Stoke City…
Goals from John Terry and Cesc Fabregas secured Chelsea a hard-fought 2-0 win over Stoke City, and ensured that the Blues will sit top of the Premier League table at Christmas, three points clear of Manchester City.
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Branislav Ivanovic won an early corner when his 20-yard shot was deflected behind and from the resulting kick, Terry nodded the visitors ahead, proving once again why he is still among the best defenders in the country.
Stoke had been showing signs of getting back into the game when Fabregas – arguably the best Premier League signing of 2014 – broke into the area. His shot into the ground caught Asmir Begovic wrong footed and the ball squirmed into the far corner.
When Stoke did threaten, they found goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in inspired form, as he continues his rivalry with Manchester United’s David de Gea for the best keeper of the season award.
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