- Match Analysis
Chelsea will be out to prove their title credentials at the Britannia Stadium against a Stoke City side unbeaten in their past eight matches at home.
Stoke defender Glen Johnson is absent with a shoulder problem but Marko Arnautovic should return after missing out in midweek because of illness.
Xherdan Shaqiri is back after a six-match absence, while Wilfried Bony, who was ineligible against Manchester City, is available.
Chelsea will assess a couple of unnamed injury doubts prior to Saturday’s game.
Wing-back Victor Moses is expected to be available despite being substituted against Manchester United on Monday
Saturday afternoon, March 18.
The Stoke City v Chelsea game gets underway at Stamford Bridge at 19.45.
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Stoke showed with their 0-0 draw at Manchester City in their last game that they are capable of digging in against the top teams, but I don’t see them holding out against Chelsea.
This is another hurdle for the Blues in their title bid, but I think it is one they will clear comfortably.
Fixture: Stoke City v Chelsea, Saturday afternoon, March 18.
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Chelsea have only won two of their last seven games away to Stoke in all competitions.
However, the Potters have managed just two victories in 17 Premier League meetings (D3, L12).