Ricardo Fuller was sent off for Stoke for a moment of madness, senselessly stamping on Chelsea’s Ivanovic Didier Drogba gave Chelsea the lead after being fed through by Juan Mata.
CHELSEA : Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole; Mikel, Meireles; Ramires, Lampard, Kalou; Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, David Luiz, Essien, Romeu, Mata, Sturridge, Torres.
STOKE : Begovic; Wilkinson, Shawcross (c), Huth, Wilson; Shotton, Whitehead, Diao, Walters; Jones, Fuller. Subs: Sorensen, Pennant, Upson, Delap, Crouch, Jerome, Palacios