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Will Diego Costa add to his tally when Chelsea play Stoke?
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Chelsea could go 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League with a win at Stoke. Opta crunches the numbers so you don't have to.

"Diego Costa’s next Premier League goal will be his 50th in the competition and would be the 7th Chelsea player to reach that milestone for the club."

Costa is [2.05] to score.

Stoke City have won only two of their 17 Premier League meetings with Chelsea (D3 L12), with both victories arriving at the Bet365 Stadium. The hosts are [6.6] to win for a third time.

Chelsea have recorded just two wins in their last seven visits to Stoke in all competitions (D3 L2) - 2-0 in December 2014 and 4-0 in January 2013. The draw is [4.1].

Cesc Fabregas has assisted seven goals in eight Premier League starts against Stoke, with the Spaniard also netting two in the process. Fabregas is [5.4] to score.

Indeed, only against Spurs (11) has Fabregas provided more assists in the Premier League than versus Stoke (7). Over 2.5 goals is [2.0].

Willian notched his first ever Premier League brace in the reverse fixture, equalling his goal tally for last season in the competition (5). He's [4.1] to score.

Diego Costa's next Premier League goal will be his 50th in the competition and would be the 7th Chelsea player to reach that milestone for the club. Costa is [2.05] to score.

If Costa does score in this game, he will have reached 50 goals in 80 Premier League appearances. The only players to do this in fewer games were Andrew Cole (65), Alan Shearer (66), Ruud van Nistelrooy (68) and Fernando Torres (72). He's [4.15] to open the scoring.

Antonio Conte has used every substitution possible in the Premier League this season (81/81). The only side in Premier League history to have done this in a whole 38-game season were Manchester City in 2014-15 (114/114). The draw half-time/Chelsea full-time double result is [4.7].

This will be the 13th occasion that Stoke have played against a team placed top of the Premier League on the day of the game. Of the previous 12, they have won just once - versus Manchester City in December 2015 (W1 D2 L9). Chelsea are [2.52] to win half-time/full-time.

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season P/L

Staked: 397 pts
Returned: 385.52 pts
P/L: -11.48 pts

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