Jan 26, 2014 at 3.30pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
StokeStoke City
Oscar (27')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Cameron (31'), Wilson (45'), Pieters (82')

Mark Hughes takes positives from FA Cup defeat

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes looks on prior to kick-off against Liverpool during their Premier League match on January 12, 2014
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Mark Hughes says that he can take a number of positives from Stoke City's 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes believes that there were "more positives than negatives" to take from their performance in the 1-0 defeat against Chelsea today.

The Potters went down to Oscar's goal in the first half and were unable to find a way past the Chelsea defence.

"Obviously it was a fantastic strike, but I didn't feel it was a free kick," Hughes told BBC Sport.

"We couldn't quite create enough clear openings. It was difficult for us but I'm pleased with what we did. We stuck at it and didn't go under. I'd suggest there were more positives than negatives."

Stoke return to Premier League action against Sunderland on Wednesday.

Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho gestures during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Swansea City at Stamford Bridge in London on December 26, 2013
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