Chelsea were unable to break the deadlock against Stoke City in the first half of their Capital One Cup meeting on Tuesday night, with John Terry going closest to opening the scoring with this effort.
However, the 34-year-old was adjudged to have been in an offside position and was denied what would have been a sensational goal.
Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho will be desperate for his side to secure a positive result given their ongoing struggles which see them languishing in 15th place in the Premier League table after 10 games.
The Portuguese tactician appeared to have turned a corner with a win over Aston Villa on October 17, but the Blues are on a two-game winless streak since which is threatening to turn into three at the Britannia.
Coupled with his latest misconduct charge, as reported by the BBC, Mourinho is under pressure to turn things around in west London with the club undoubtedly falling short of expectations so far this season.
It doesn’t get any easier for the former Porto boss either as he welcomes Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to Stamford Bridge in the early kick-off on Saturday. As a result, a win over Stoke in midweek would certainly be a welcome boost for the manager and his players as they look to try and build some momentum and change their fortunes.