Juan Mata, Willian and Eden Hazard expected to start for Chelsea against Stoke City at Britannia Stadium. View Jose Mourinho’s predicted line-up here.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will name a strong side to face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this afternoon, but it may not be quite the physical encounter it has been in the past, as new boss Mark Hughes has drastically changed the Potters’ playing style.
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Eden Hazard and Frank Lampard are both likely to start after each scored and assisted against Sunderland in midweek, while in the absence of Oscar, Juan Mata may well retain his place.
While Samuel Eto’o is expected to be named back in the squad following his groin complaint, he may not yet be ready to start ahead of Fernando Torres up front.