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Here’s the side we reckon Jose Mourinho will select to start for the Blues in their crucial Premier League fixture with Stoke City…
GK) Petr Cech
Chelsea’s back five picks itself. Cech, of course, will play between the sticks.
DR) Branislav Ivanovic
Chelsea have lost their past two matches in all competitions, and Ivanovic will start on the right of the back four – desperate to stop a third loss on the trot.
DC) Gary Cahill
In all likelihood, regular central defensive partnership Cahill and Terry will continue at the back.
DC) John Terry
Terry’s form has blipped. He messed up against Palace last weekend, and made a mistake versus PSG in the Champions League as well. Still, he’s the club captain, and Mourinho will start him until the end of the season.
DL) Cesar Azpilicueta
Ashley Cole is struggling to be fit enough to start, but in all likelihood, Azpilicueta would have started on the left of the back four anyway.