Dec 7, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
StokeStoke City
3-2
Chelsea
Crouch (42'), Ireland (50'), Assaidi (90')
Crouch (80'), Walters (83'), Assaidi (90'), Ireland (91')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Schurrle (10', 52')
Terry (85')

Team News: Chelsea drop Frank Lampard for Stoke City match

Chelsea´s Frank Lampard celebrates after during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Schalke 04 vs FC Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 22, 2013
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Frank Lampard is on the bench for Chelsea's match with Stoke City, but Robert Huth is back for the hosts.

Frank Lampard has been dropped to the bench for Chelsea's match against Stoke City this afternoon.

Ramires and John Obi Mikel start in the centre of midfield for the away side, who have Fernando Torres as a lone frontman.

Oscar is missing through injury, so Juan Mata keeps his place in the team.

For Stoke, Robert Huth is back in defence and lines up alongside Ryan Shawcross.

Jonathan Walters and Marko Arnautovic will provide support to Peter Crouch, while Mark Hughes has the likes of Kenwyne Jones and Stephen Ireland on the bench.

Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Muniesa; Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic; Crouch

Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Hazard, Mata, Schurrle; Torres

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