Chelsea vs Stoke Preview and Prediction:
|Start Date||30 Dec 2017 – 15:00 GMT|
chelsea will have their sights set on leapfrogging manchester united into 2nd spot after beating brighton on boxing day.
the blues closed the distance to Manchester united to simply one point as jose mourinho’s men dropped two points at domestic to this season’s wonder package deal burnley.
and antonio conte’s blues will hope to make further ground when they welcome a struggling stoke side on saturday.
HEAD TO HEAD
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david luiz is a protracted-time period absentee for chelsea with a knee trouble and misses out.
andreas christensen is a doubt because of illness having overlooked the win over brighton, while charly musonda has a groin problem.
davide zappacosta and danny drinkwater could come into the xi in location of victor moses and tiemoue bakayoko.
kurt zouma is unable to stand his discern membership and with bruno martins indi sidelined and ryan shawcross a doubt, geoff cameron should companion up with kevin wimmer on the heart of the defence.
erik pieters is a doubt, but, and mark hughes will hope to have the defender suit to start.
jese and glen johnson are both doubts, whilst stephen ireland is a protracted-time period absentee.
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Expected Lineups Of Chelsea vs Stoke
a 2-0 win over brighton maens chelsea have now won their last six home Premier league games, conceding simply 3 desires in that point. the hosts are also unbeaten in their closing six domestic conferences with stoke, prevailing five.