Chelsea 1-0 Stoke City

Chelsea yet to click into gear

September 22, 2012
By Kevin Palmer, Stamford Bridge
(Archive)
Chelsea's decision to invest so much of their attacking hopes in the less than reliable shooting boots of Fernando Torres was always laced with danger and on the evidence of Saturday's frustrating afternoon against Stoke, it may come back to haunt them.

Ashley Cole's 85th minute winner added a shimmering gloss to a Chelsea display that barely merited all three points, yet it was the lacklustre display and the increasingly negative body language of a striker whose £50m price tag seems to ...

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