Chelsea are right on course to win their first Premier League title in five yearsReuters

Chelsea take on Stoke City at Stamford Bridge as they look to cement their place at the top of the Premier League.

The Premier League title is now for the Blues to lose as they are in a very good position, as they are ahead of their closest rivals Manchester City by six points, with a game in hand.

Although the Blues have been doing well of late, remaining unbeaten in their last 11 fixtures in all competitions since their FA Cup defeat to Bradford City on 24 January, they have not been the same dominant team they were at the start of the season.

While they started off the season in a flamboyant fashion recording some comprehensive wins against Burnley, Leicester City, Everton and Swansea City, they have been far less convincing since the turn of the New Year, struggling to beat small teams at home.

Nonetheless, Chelsea are in a very comfortable position in the Premier League at the moment, on course to win their first title since 2010.

However, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, despite admitting that his side is in a very good position in the Premier League, insists that the title race is still on and the fourth placed Manchester United are also a competitor.

"We need six victories and one draw in nine matches, so a good situation for us, a situation that all the other clubs would like, but it's pure mathematics," said Mourinho, according to ESPN.

"With eight matches to go it is a difficult gap from the first to fifth, but the points difference between second, third and fourth make me feel that they are there," he added. "In the last matches they (United) become consistent in results and also the quality of their performances."

Meanwhile, Stoke will also be looking to do well in this fixture despite being not doing so well of late.

After their 1-4 loss to defending English Champions Manchester City, the Potters gave a very good response, winning their next three league fixtures against Aston Villa, Hull City and Everton.

However, their form seems to have slumped again as they recorded back-to-back defeats in their last two league fixtures against West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace.

The Potters record at Stamford Bridge is also very poor as they have lost all eight away games to Chelsea since they gained promotion in 2008.

Still Stoke boss Mark Hughes, who has been able to guide his side to victories at Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur this season, is confident that the Potters will be able to break their poor record at Stamford Bridge.

"It's not easy. Our record there hasn't been great - but that could be said of most clubs in the Premier League recently," said the former QPR boss, according to ESPN.

"I'm told that the last time we got a positive result there (in the league) was 1984 and my first-team coach (Eddie Niedzwiecki) was in goal for Chelsea. I don't know what that says about the quality of Stoke in those days - or if it questions the ability of my first-team coach!"

"But it has been a long time and we need to address that. We have been able to go to the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham this year (and get results) and our away form for the most part has been good.

"We have proved to ourselves that we can go to top clubs and get positive results, and hopefully we will do more of the same at the weekend."

Expected Line-ups:

Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Hazard, Oscar, Willian; Costa

Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Wollscheid, Shawcross, Pieters; Whelan, N'Zonzi; Arnautovic, Adam, Diouf; Walters

Where to Watch Live

The EPL match is scheduled for pm 4.30 pm BST (10:00 pm IST, 12.30 pm EDT), starting with live coverage in India on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports 4 HD in India. The game can also be watched via live streaming online in India on

Catch the action live in the UK live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD, while viewers can also watch the watch online via live streaming on Sky GO. Catch the game live in the US on NBC Sports, while the action can also be live streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.

Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the game via live streaming online on Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa viewers can do the same on SuperSport online. Australia viewers can watch the game on Fox Sports and live stream it on Fox Sports On Demand.

Also read