Stoke City v Chelsea, 07 November 2015

Score1-0 to Stoke City
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueBritannia Stadium
Attendance27,550
The death of former Chelsea manager Bobby Campbell at the age of 78 was announced on the morning of this game. He managed the Blues between 1988 and 1991, securing the Second Division championship in his first season with a club record 99 points. His memory was observed by the Chelsea players wearing black armbands. Prior to this game, Stoke City had only beaten Chelsea once in the Premier League (drawn three and lost 11). Kick-off: 5.30pm

Goals:

Marko Arnautović 53 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Defender Erik Pieters
Defender/Centre back Ryan Shawcross
Defender/Full back Glen Johnson
Midfielder Charlie Adam
Midfielder Glenn Whelan
Midfielder/Forward Xherdan Shaqiri
Midfielder/Forward Jon Walters
Forward Bojan Krkić

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Asmir Begović
Defender Baba Rahman
Defender John Terry
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Nemanja Matić
Midfielder Pedro
Midfielder Ramires
Midfielder Willian
Midfielder/Forward Eden Hazard
Forward Diego Costa

Substitutions:

Geoff Cameron for Bojan Krkić 71
Ibrahim Afellay for Charlie Adam 79
Mame Biram Diouf for Xherdan Shaqiri 82

Substitutions:

Cesc Fabregas for Pedro 70
Oscar for Baba Rahman 70
Loïc Rémy for Ramires 77

Cards:

Glenn Whelan 44 Y
Ryan Shawcross 57 Y
Glen Johnson 90 Y

Cards:

Baba Rahman 45 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard
Defender/Midfielder Geoff Cameron
Defender/Midfielder Marc Wilson
Midfielder Ibrahim Afellay
Midfielder Stephen Ireland
Forward Peter Crouch

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Marco Amelia
Defender Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder Kenedy
Midfielder Cesc Fabregas
Midfielder John Obi Mikel
Midfielder Oscar
Forward Loïc Rémy

Comments:

League position: 12th Stoke City had now kept a clean sheet in four of their last five Premier League games. The Potters had won just one of their previous five Premier League home games (lost three). This was Marko Arnautovic's first Premier League goal at the Britannia Stadium since 3 May 2014 in a 4-1 win against Fulham. A total of 22 goals had been scored in City's Premier League games so far in this season (ten for and 12 against); the fewest in the division.

Comments:

League position: 16th With this defeat, Chelsea became the first-ever reigning champions in England's top division to lose seven of their opening 12 games. Blues boss Jose Mourinho - who was absent from this game as he served a one-match stadium ban - had now lost three consecutive league matches for the first time in his managerial career. It was also the first time he had lost seven league matches in a season in his career as a manager. This was the first time that Chelsea had lost three consecutive Premier League games since October 1999 (versus Liverpool, Arsenal and Derby County). Baba Rahman was booked in the second minute of added time in the first half.