Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(33) 21 Goals 39 (72)
(20) 12 Assists 36 (50)
(6.6) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.8)
32.7 Average Age 31
187.5 Average Height (cm) 182.1
(0.8) 0.7 Shots pg 1.4 (1.2)
(59%) 61% Aerial Duel Success 54% (51%)
(0.3) 0.3 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.5)
(1.6) 1.5 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Marc Wilson Out 6.91
Rory Delap Out 5.89
Player Reason Status Rating
Oriol Romeu Out 6.49
John Terry Doubtful 7.06
John Obi Mikel Doubtful 6.75

Team News

  • Stoke continue to have very few injury problems, with Marc Wilson the only likely first XI player sidelined.
  • Peter Crouch could come in and replace Kenwyne Jones up front, while Kightly and Etherington should return to the side out wide.
  • Whelan and N'Zonzi are likely to continue to start ahead of Charlie Adam, while Shotton and Wilkinson compete for a place at full-back.
  • John Terry could return to contention after featuring in an under-21 game on Thursday but won't be rushed back into action.
  • Goalkeeper Petr Cech has recovered from injury and is back in the squad, so should replace Ross Turnbull in goal.
  • The team may well revert to that which played in the 5-1 win over Southampton, meaning there could be a start for Demba Ba over Fernando Torres.


  • Stoke have never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League, losing 7 of their 9 encounters and scoring just 3 goals in the process.
  • However, their two draws in that run have come in the last two matches between the sides at the Britannia Stadium and the Potters haven't lost at home all season, picking up results against the likes of Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool.
  • The visitors are still likely to be slight favourites and may feel that a win here could move them back into contention, with United facing Liverpool and City travelling to Arsenal on Sunday.
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User Predictions

Comments (9)

  • 5.3 for walters? pff

  • may7even:maybe he having fight wit his wife..

  • walters is having a day to forget...hits the bar, misses a pen, and scored 2 OG

  • 2-1 stoke win

  • nil all half time best bet

  • Absolutely right, Martin. Victor Moses is flying down from his Nigeria duties at AFCON, just to play this game. Bang-on preview.

  • My Team (Chelsea) will want to win, because of QPR and Swansea lost... It will be 1-3

  • 3-0 Stoke...(cfcfan)

  • Stoke's defence is very hard to break down at home and chelsea arent on form so i think 0-0