Chelsea's troubles continue as they suffer another defeat of the 2015-16 campaign against Stoke City. Having won the title last season with impressive 87 points, Mourinho's side has only 11 points out of 12 matches played, placing them 16th in the league table, meanwhile Stoke's win places them 12th. It has been speculated for a quite while now, whenever Abramovich will fire Mourinho or not, but no word and action taken so far.

As both sides were in need of points to build up the cushion in the context of falling to relegation zone, then Stoke got better of Chelsea.

Furthermore, Mourinho had to serve one-match ban. Stoke made bright start as Shaqiri's shot was off-target and Johnson's shot was saved by Asmir Begovic. Although Stoke is known for it's physical playing style, it was Chelsea drawing first blood as eight minutes into first half Erik Pieters of Stoke City suffered bleeding nose, which stopped the game for 4 minutes.

Chelsea also had it's chances. Ramires had long range effort at goal 21 minutes in the game, but it was tipped over the crossbar by Jack Butland. Diego Costa also had good chance at goal, once again it was Butland, who's legs were in the way. First half got four added minutes, yet it was goalless after 45 minutes played.

It was once again Stoke, who came out more energetic out of the break.

After 53 minutes of the gameplay, the deadlock was broken. As Shaqiri passed to Glen Johnson, then Johnson crossed it to Walters, who then flicked the ball to Arnautovic. Austrian then scored a remarkable scissor kick, his first home goal in a year and half. After the goal Chelsea also got found their energy and started creating chances, Hazard had off-target shot and Pedro's left-footed shot hit the post, being the closest chance to find and equaliser.

Chelsea pressed on, but despite four-minute added time to the second half, Chelsea once again came short and suffered seventh defeat of the season.

In two weeks, when both teams play 13th game of the season, Chelsea hosts Norwich, as Stoke travels to Southampton.