Stoke City V Chelsea Team News & Starting Lineups

Stoke City welcome a struggling Chelsea side to the Britannia in today’s late Kick off in the premier league.

The premier league champions have been finding it difficult to grab wins since the start of the season recording six losses so far this term.

Chelsea are just two points behind Stoke City as they Sit at 15th place With just 11 points.

A win could push either of the two away from the relegation zone and into mid-table. Both managers desperately need rewards from this match after a poor start to 2015-16 season.

Stoke City will be looking to put up an impressive showing in front of their home fans as their record at the Britannia this season hasn’t been quite encouraging.

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Mourinho will not be present at the game due to a one-match stadium ban he was given by the FA on Monday.

It will be an exciting affair when these two meet as Chelsea will be looking to have their revenge after being knocked out of the Capital One Cup by the Potters late in October.

Team News

Centre-back Geoff Cameron could make his return from injury, but if he does not then Philipp Wolscheid will remain in the starting lineup. Star striker Mame Biram Diouf could return to the side against Chelsea.

For Chelsea, Mourinho will be without Thibaut Courtois, who continues to work his way back to full fitness following knee surgery, Branislav Ivanovic (hamstring) and Radamel Falcao (muscle) for the trip to Stoke, but will have Pedro available after the Spaniard made a cameo appearance against Dynamo on Wednesday.

Predicted Lineups:

Chelsea possible XI: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Baba Rahman, Matic, Ramires, Pedro, Oscar, Willian, Costa.

Stoke possible XI: Butland, Johnson, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters, Adam, Whelan, Shaqiri, Krkic, Arnautovic, Walters.


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