CHELSEA v STOKE – Team News and Predicted Line Ups

CHELSEA v STOKE – Team News and Predicted Line Ups

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The latest news and predicted line-ups for this afternoon clash at Stamford Bridge

TEAM NEWS 

Chelsea 

– Chelsea are monitoring the fitness of Kenedy, who picked up a minor groin injury at Norwich on Tuesday.

– The Blues will also assess John Terry and Pedro, who both have hamstring problems

– Falcao is still out for an injury setback

– Manager Guus Hiddink revealed Diego Costa will start despite having in mind the crucial Champions League clash against PSG on next Wednesday

 

Stoke City

– Stoke defender Phil Bardsley is out with a calf injury.

– Fellow defender Geoff Cameron is doubtful with a sore ankle.

– Mark Hughes also remains without Ryan Shawcross, Charlie Adam, Shay Given, Glen Johnson and Marc Wilson.
Predicted Line Ups
CHELSEA – Courtois; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Baba Rahman; Matic, Fabregas; Hazard, Oscar, Traore; Diego Costa.
Manager: Guus Hiddink
STOKE CITY – Butland, Bardsley, Cameron, Wollscheid, Pieters, Whelan, Imbula, Shaqiri, Affelay, Arnautovic, Walters.
Manager: Mark Hughes
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, UK
Kick Off: 3 pm, GMT