MC) Nemanja Matic
Matic came on against United, but did not have much time to really influence the game. He is physically imposing, and his characteristics and style should suit the trip to Stoke. He battles to win back possession, and will help his side keep the ball with simple passes.
MC) John Obi Mikel
The Nigerian anchorman should provide the side with an excellent platform from which the side’s more attacking players can perform.