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Stoke City vs Chelsea Premier League


Stoke City vs Chelsea Premier League prediction, team line-ups and where to watch on TV 

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Stoke City will be attempting to stop another top-six side in their tracks as they host Chelsea on Saturday.

Chelsea are looking to get back to winning ways immediately after losing ground on Premier League pace-setters Manchester City and Manchester United last weekend.

A 0-0 draw with Arsenal, which could well have been a loss, has seen a three-point gap build up between their title rivals, but will be confident of victory against Stoke on Saturday.

The Potters have beaten Chelsea just twice in Premier League history, and have lost six of their previous eight encounters including home and away last season.

Antonio Conte, and Mark Hughes, rotated their squads for the EFL Cup in midweek, so expected a raft of more changes and Eden Hazard to be given his first league start of the campaign.

Team News 

Chelsea

Chelsea's four-game winning streak ground to a halt after a 0-0 draw at home to Arsenal but they will continue their title defence with a tough away trip to Stoke City on Saturday. 

The Premier League champions got back to winning ways as they beat Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup midweek, while Stoke were knocked out by Bristol City. 

The Potters also lost to Newcastle in the league last time out, but Mark Hughes' side will hope to bounce back from their recent disappointments.

The Blues have no other absentees but Diego Costa will not feature as he nears a transfer to Atletico Madrid. However, he has been included in the squad list for the Premier League this season, so he is technically available for selection.

Stoke City

Kurt Zouma will be unavailable to face his parent club due to the terms in his loan deal, which causes defensive issues for Stoke with several other players out. 

Geoff Cameron is suffering from a hamstring injury so he also misses out in defence, while Ryan Shawcross is also a doubt with a back injury. 

Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland remain out with long term injuries, but the Potters have a clean bill of health for the rest of their first team.

Start time

Stoke host Chelsea at the bet365 Stadium with kick-off scheduled for 3pm on Saturday, September 23.

TV and live online coverage

The match will be not be televised live on TV in the UK. Alternatively, you can follow all the build-up and action from 2pm with NEW GERSY blog.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea starting XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Pedro, Hazard; Morata

Stoke City v Chelsea

Stoke City starting XI :Jack Butland; Kurt Zouma, Bruno Martins Indi, Kevin Wimmer; Mame Biram Diouf, Joe Allen, Darren Fletcher, Erik Pieters; Xherdan Shaqiri, Jese, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting



Match Details:

Chelsea vs Stoke City
Premier League
Today, 5:00 PM
Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent



Chelsea 4-0 Stoke City

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