Dec 30, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 41,433
Chelsea
5-0
StokeStoke City
Rudiger (3'), Drinkwater (9'), Pedro (23'), Willian (73' pen.), Zappacosta (88')
Pedro (52')
FT(HT: 3-0)

Team News: Three changes for Chelsea against Stoke City

Team News: Three changes for Chelsea
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Antonio Conte makes three changes to his Chelsea side as the Blues welcome Stoke City this afternoon.

Antonio Conte makes three changes to his Chelsea side as the Blues welcome Stoke City this afternoon.

Willian and Pedro come into the starting XI to form a front three with Alvaro Morata, while Danny Drinkwater is handed a start in midfield.

Tiemoue Bakayoko, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas - who all started the 2-0 Boxing Day win over Brighton & Hove Albion - drop to the bench as Conte has one eye on Wednesday's clash with Arsenal.

The visiting Potters, meanwhile, show six alterations to the side that drew 1-1 with Huddersfield Town in the week.

Ryan Shawcross misses out through injury and Kurt Zouma is ineligible to feature against his parent club, while Xherdan Shaqiri, Joe Allen, Maxim Choupo-Moting and Peter Crouch drop to the bench.

Josh Tymon, Saido Berahino, Ibrahim Afellay, Charlie Adam, Mame Biram Diouf and Ramadan Sobhi are the men to come into the XI.

Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro
Subs: Caballero, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Hazard, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, Christensen

Stoke City: Butland; Wimmer, Edwards, Cameron, Tymon; Fletcher, Adam; Afellay, Sobhi, Diouf; Berahino
Subs: Grant, Allen, Choupo-Moting, Shaqiri, Crouch, Ngoy, Souttar

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