Stoke City will look to upset the odds and pick up three Premier League points to kick off their season in style against Chelsea in this weekends big game.
The visitors are favourites at 7/10 with WilliamHill, VictorChandler, PaddyPower and Bet365, the draw is 14/5 with BetFred and Boylesports, whilst a home win is available at 5's with VictorChandler.
Stoke will hope to repeat the performance against Chelsea last time the teams met, but with a bit more composure in front of goal, to see them to victory. A repeat of the last time City beat Chelsea, a 2-1 Potters victory in 1996, is available at 18's with StanJames and Boylesports. Quite a few of the Potters wins last season were by more than one goal. A 2-0 win, to kick off this season the same way, is available at 40's with StanJames and Boylesports.
Chelsea will be hoping to get off to a positive start under AVB with a win against City and 1-0 would do the visitors just nicely. That score is available at 6's with BetFred. Seven of the Potters games last season ended 2-1 so 8's with SkyBet for a 2-1 Blues win could turn out to be a good bet.
Robert Huth is a regular Potters scorer, is a former Chelsea star, and is 24's with UniBet to open the scoring again this week whilst Jon Walters has already netted in the Potters Europa League tie and netted against Chelsea last term. The Irishman is 10's with BetFred and Bet365 to score first. Winger Jermaine Pennant started scoring towards the end of last season. He can be backed at 25's, with Coral, BetFred and PaddyPower, to break the deadlock.
Chelsea have regained a bit of form of late and £50m record signing Fernando Torres will be hoping to finally find some form for the Blues. The Spanish superstar is 5's with UniBet to break the deadlock, whilst talismanic captain John Terry will be hoping to inspire his side to victory over the Potters and is available at 25's with most bookmakers to net first.