Chelsea have fallen to their third straight Premier League defeat as they were beaten by Stoke. This defeat has heaped even more pressure on Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, who was absent from the game to serve out a ban.
The game was ultimately decided by a 53-miniute strike from Marko Arnautovic.
Chelsea came closest to finding the net through Pedro, but were denied by the woodwork.
The 1-0 defeat was not an indication of the game with Chelsea dominating and controlling large portions of the game.
Chelsea were unable to capitalise on their chances and will be forced to face a mammoth task to make the top four.
The Blues are now 16th on the table and just three points above the relegation zone.
Chelsea’s day was summed up perfectly when substitute, Loic Remy hurdled the Stoke goalkeeper and attempted to shoot but stumbled and missed the target.