Final score and result: Chelsea vs Stoke City 1-0 ( Goal for Chelsea Ashley Cole)
Venue: Stamford Bridge , Saturday, 22 September
Referee: Michael Oliver (Northumberland), Att: 41,112
Reigning European Champion was nearly stopped in the winning series but Chelsea reached the victory over Stoke five minutes before the final whistle, Ashley Cole scored a goal in 85th minute duel on "Stamford Bridge"
Chelsea FC starting lineup vs Stoke City 2012 : Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Mikel, Oscar, Ramires, Mata, Hazard, Torres.