Chelsea were great value for their 1-0 lead at half time. They grew in confidence as the half progressed and a fantastic goal from Traore in the 39th minute saw them in at the break with the lead.
Chelsea began the second half as they finished the first, lots of possession and attacking runs in the Stoke City half. Stoke struggling to compete and contain the Chelsea front men.
After 10 minutes of the second half, Stoke managed to get a little bit of possession and were trying to claw their way back into the game. They passed the ball around well, looking for some space around the Chelsea box. The ball eventually found its way to Shaqiri, he hit the ball well but Courtois was equal to it and tipped around his left hand post.
Instantly at the other end, Chelsea went on a counter attack after Muniesa lost the ball. Willian travelled well and hit the ball from a tight angle, forcing a good save from Jack Butland.
After 70 minutes had passed, Chelsea still kept up the high pressure and always looked threatening when going forward.
The 74th minute saw a Willian free-kick from 30-yards fizz passed Jack Butlands right hand post.
After some Stoke pressure, in the 85th minute Diouf finds himself in the box with a good header and a mistake from Courtois see’s the ball fly into the Chelsea net.
Chelsea looked comfortable for the most part but Couldn’t keep Stoke City out.
The game finished 1-1