Chelsea guarantee they will be top at Christmas as they down a defiant and bold Stoke at Britannia Stadium. John Terry opened the scoring early just two minutes in off a header that opened the game up. It was a rather spicy affair that saw three Stoke players booked and a small spat between the managers. Fabregas then scored on seventy-eight minutes to add a goal to his earlier twelfth assist of the season to ensure a deserved victory. There was some concern late as Hazard limped off with an injury and is now doubtful for Chelsea's next game at home to fourth place West Ham.