Mar 18, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​bet365 Stadium
Attendance: 27,724
StokeStoke City
1-2
Chelsea
Walters (38' pen.)
Allen (15'), Bardsley (40'), Martins Indi (65'), Pieters (65'), Cameron (91')
Bardsley (95')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Willian (14'), Cahill (87')
Costa (17'), Fabregas (94')

Team News: Victor Moses, Pedro start for Chelsea

Victor Moses in action for Chelsea on October 1, 2016
© SilverHub
Pedro comes in for Eden Hazard as Chelsea travel to Stoke City this afternoon.

Antonio Conte has made one change to his Chelsea side for this afternoon's trip to Stoke City.

The single absentee from the lineup that beat Manchester United in the FA Cup earlier in the week is Eden Hazard, who fails to make the squad entirely.

Taking his place is Pedro, who lines up alongside Willian and Diego Costa up front.

In defence, Victor Moses is fit enough for a starting berth despite being substituted against the Red Devils.

For the hosting Potters, Mark Hughes has also made just the one alteration as Marko Arnautovic returns from illness, forcing Mame Biram Diouf to the bench.

Wilfried Bony, though back in contention having been ineligible to feature against parent club Manchester City, is absent from the squad nonetheless.

Stoke City: Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, M. Indi, Pieters; Ramadan, Cameron, Allen, Arnautovic; Walters, Berahino
Subs: Given, Muniesa, Whelan, Afellay, Adam, Diouf, Crouch

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Costa, Pedro
Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Fabregas, Batshuayi

Follow all the action from the bet365 Stadium with Sports Mole's live text commentary.

Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
Read Next:
Conte hails Fabregas 'quality and fantasy'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Premier League
Championship
League Two
National League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two
La Liga
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
A-League Finals
Major League Soccer
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Chelsea33253569294078
2Tottenham HotspurSpurs33228369224774
3Liverpool34199670422866
4Manchester CityMan City33198663352865
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd331713350242664
6Arsenal32186864402460
7Everton341610860372358
8West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom34128143943-444
9Southampton33118143944-541
10Bournemouth35118165063-1341
11Leicester CityLeicester34117164254-1240
12Stoke CityStoke351010153750-1340
13Watford33117153754-1740
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham35109164459-1539
15Burnley35116183449-1539
16Crystal Palace35115194655-938
17Hull City3597193667-3134
18Swansea CitySwansea3494213968-2931
19Middlesbrough34512172443-1927
RSunderland3456232660-3421
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand