Costa & Hazard AXED, Baba STARTS: Chelsea vs Stoke City Strongest Predicted Line-up

Chelsea will seek to bounce back in the league as they travel to the Britannia to face Stoke City in the Premier League. Stoke City earlier got the better of Chelsea in the Capital One Cup via penalties shoot out. Chelsea will look for a respond after successive defeats in the league and a win is currently on the mind of the team.

With a win in the Champions League against Dynamo Kiev and an improved general display, much confidence has been restored to the team.

Even the absence of Jose Mourinho on the match day won’t deter the boys from getting the much needed win. A possible line up that could face Stoke City has been prepared by our team.

Asmir Begovic is expected to be in goal for the Club as he would seek to remedy his blunder in the Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev. John Terry is expected to lead the defence alongside Kurt Zouma. Cesar Azpilicueta is expected to operate from the right while Baba Rahnam returns to the left back position after an impressive display in the Champions League.

Ramires and Matic is expected to play holding midfield role while Fabregas is likely to sit in front of the holding midfielders in addition to Oscar and Willian forming the attacking midfield trio.

Loic Remy would be expected to lead the line going forward after Costa disappointing outing during the midweek.

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