J Walters (38 pen),P Bardsley ( 90+5)
Willian (13),G Cahill (87)
Stoke vs Chelsea
3:00pm Saturday 18th March
WATCH: MATCH HIGHLIGHTS
STOKE 1-2 CHELSEA
FT: What a result for Chelsea. Antonio Conte's side move 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to Gary Cahill's late goal. Stoke had a good go but Chelsea hung in there to pick up all three points.
90+5: RED CARD! Bardsley is off after picking up a second yellow card for a late challenge on Fabregas.
90+4: YELLOW! Fabregas is cautioned for time wasting.
90+3: SAVE! There are some tired Stoke bodies out there. Loftus-Cheeks ghosts unopposed into the penalty area but his shot is brilliantly saved by Grant.
90+2: POST! Costa gets a shot away and beats Grant, but the ball canons back off the post.
90+1: YELLOW! Cameron is the fifth Stoke player to be shown a yellow card. Yes, you guessed it, it was for a foul on Costa.
90: There will be FOUR added minutes...
90: CHANCE! Pedro looks to curl one into the top corner but the ball flashes wide of the far post.
GOAL! STOKE 1-2 CHELSEA (Cahill, 87)
Luiz wins the initial header but it doesn;t look to be causing Stoke a problem until Pieters' tired clearance falls straight to Cahill. The Chelsea captain makes no mistake to spark wild Chelsea celebrations.
STOKE 1-1 CHELSEA
85: The danger's not over for Chelsea. Walters tees up Sobhi, but he slices his shot wide.
84: CORNER! Another Stoke corner but Chelsea stand firm again. The hosts are giving this a real go though as Walters' pass has too much pace on it to find Diouf in the penalty area.
82: CORNER! Shawcross has a swing at Arnautovic's corner but Chelsea clear their lines.
81: Arnautovic gets a shot away and it's deflected behind off Alonso for a corner...
79: Stoke are struggling to get out of their own half at the moment. Every clearance is coming straight back!
77: Costa draws a foul from Bardsley to hand Chelsea a free-kick wide on the left flank...
FREE-KICK! Martins Indi heads away Fabregas' free-kick. Azpilicueta picks up the loose ball before sending another cross into the box. Costa rises highest but his header sails over the crossbar.
76: SAVE! Fabregas slips the ball to Willian, who in turn releases Pedro. The Spanish winger gets a shot away, forcing Grant into an excellent one-handed save.
74: Kante's cross is headed clear by Shawcross and it needed to be with plenty of Blues shirts queuing up at the back post.
72: CORNER! Stoke have a chance to get the ball into the box. Allen steps up but he's hit it so long it goes out of play for a Chelsea throw in. Mark Hughes is not best pleased with that effort.
71: SUB! Chelsea make their second change. Fabregas is brought on to replace Moses. On first look it seems as if the visitors have switched to a back four.
70: CORNER! Grant initially claims Willian's corner before spilling it on landing. However, the whistle's gone for a free-kick to Stoke.
68: SAVE! Matic goes for goal from 25 yards. Grant gets down well to make a smart save.
67: At the other end Sobhi slides the ball to Allen on the edge of the Chelsea area. Who's there for Chelsea though? Yes, that man Kante, who gets a foot in to win the ball.
STOKE 1-1 CHELSEA
66: CROSSBAR! So close for Chelsea. From the resultant free-kick, Alonso steps up, lifts the ball over the wall but sees his effort crash back off the crossbar.
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65: YELLOWS! Willian plays in Pedro which forces Pieters into a lunge to win the ball. He mistimes his tackle and picks up a caution. Martins Indi also picks up a yellow for taking out Costa earlier in the move.
64: Luiz goes long in search of Costa but Grant is quickly off his line to claim the ball.
61: SUB! Berahino's race is run. He's replaced by Diouf.
60: Kante gets a foot to the ball and for a split second it looks like Costa's in. Martins Indi reacts quickly and gets a crucial tackle in.
57: Stoke put in a high press which forces Chelsea to go long. Alonso wins the initial head and the ball is picked up by Pedro. However, his trick on the touchline fails to get him out of trouble and he loses possession of the ball.
55: We are back underway and Pieters is okay to continue.
54: There's a pause in play as Pieters receives treatment for a knock.
51: Costa combines with Kante, who then spreads the play to Alonso. The wing back takes a couple of touches before firing a shot goalwards but it's blocked by Bardsley.
50: Cahill's pass aims to pick out the run of Alonso but Arnautovic tracks the run and ushers the ball out for a goal kick.
48: Shawcross' clearance ricochets off Pedro and stays in play. It allows the Spanish forward to break forward and into the boxbefore Cameron gets back to make a crucial intervention.
47: Sobhi gets past Azpilicueta and to the byline. He cuts the ball back hoping to find a red and white shirt, but Luiz reads the pass and intercepts.
46: We are back underway at the bet365 Stadium...
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HT: Anthony Taylor brings to a close an incident packed first-half. Chelsea took the lead thanks to Willian's free-kick but Stoke roared back through Walters' penalty. It's been a fiery half of football and it's fair to say Costa's been involved in the brunt of it. His tussle with the Stoke centre-backs has been titanic so far. Who will come out on top?
45+3: Costa looks to latch onto another long ball but Allen makes a brilliant run to get to the ball ahead of the striker.
45+2: Luiz picks out Costa, who brings the ball down in the Stoke penalty area. Shawcross is alert to the danger though, nipping in and winning the ball back for his side.
45: There will be FOUR minutes of stoppage time...
45: The crowd are really into this one. It's creating for a brilliant atmosphere at the bet365 stadium.
43: CHANCE! Pedro's in behind the Stoke defence. His initial shot is blocked but he gets a second opportunity. He should really do better though, firing the ball high over the crossbar.
41: YELLOW! Costa's involved again. He takes a kick from Bardsley, who is shown a yellow card.
40: This is proving to be a real test for referee Anthony Taylor. Shawcross and Costa come together now and the free-kick's been awarded to the Blues.
GOAL! STOKE 1-1 CHELSEA (Walters PEN, 38)
Walters steps up and hammers the ball high into the roof of the net. Game on!
STOKE 0-1 CHELSEA
37: PENALTY TO STOKE! Courtois comes off his line to gather Pieters' free-kick, From out of nowhere Cahill shoves Walters, who has no chance of getting the ball, in the back. Taylor shows now hesitation in pointing to the spot...
34: NO GOAL! Stoke have the ball in the back of the net but it's been ruled out. Cameron wins a header at the back post before Martins Indi wins the second ball, heading the ball past Courtois and into the back of the net. The flag is up though and Anthony Taylor goes over to talk to his linesman. The goal's been ruled out and it looks like it's for a push from Berahino on Azpilicueta.
33: Arnautovic gets to the byline before whipping a low ball into the near post. Kante is back for Chelsea to make a crucial interception.
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