Ivanovic, Hazard & Fabregas Starts: Chelsea vs Stoke City Possible Line-up

With Jose Mourinho set for a stadium ban, Chelsea would be without their talismanic manager at the dugout. It seems confidence is gradually coming into the squad after the recent victory in the Champions League as every player  seems to be buzzing and raring to restore pride back to the club.

Asmir Begovic is set to be in goal for the Blues as John Terry partner Kurt Zouma at the back while Branislav Ivanovic returns to the starting lineup after weeks on the side line as Cesar Asplicueta goes back to the left back position.

Ramirez impressive display earns him a starting shirt as he plays alongside Matic in the middle of the pack shielding opponents from getting close to the defense.

Willian, a top performer this season gets the nod as Eden Hazard is returned to the starting lineup after being dropped to the bench recently.

Cesc Fabregas would be expected to dictate the tune of the game even as Diego Costa would be expected to lead the line up front and hopes to end his barren run.

Chelsea looks likely to come out tops in this game but with a slender lead.
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