TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V STOKE CITY
Andre Schurrle makes his first start since the away game against today's opponents in the Premier League last month - when he scored a brace - as one of the attacking trio alongside Eden Hazard and Oscar, with the three tasked with supplying lone striker Samuel Eto'o.
Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
23.Schwarzer; 2.Ivanovic, 4.David Luiz, 24.Cahill, 3.Cole; 21.Matic, 8.Lampard (c); 14.Schurrle, 11.Oscar, 17.Hazard; 29.Eto'o.
Substitutes: 1.Cech, 28.Azpilicueta, 26.Terry, 12.Mikel, 7.Ramires, 22.Willian, 19.Ba.
Stoke City are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
1.Begovic; 20.Cameron, 12.Wilson, 17.Shawcross (c), 3.Pieters; 15.Nzonzi; 8.Palacios; 19.Walters, 10.Arnautovic, 32.Ireland; 25.Crouch.
Substitutes: 29.Sorensen, 5.Muniesa, 6.Whelan, 16.Adam, 23.Guidetti, 24.Assaidi, 30.Shotton.
Today's referee is Christopher Foy.
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