Chelsea v Stoke City: Match Preview

Chelsea v Stoke City: Match Preview

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Chelsea are two games away from equalling Arsenal’s Premier League record of 14 consecutive wins. The blues created a new club record of 12 straight wins following their 3-0 victory over Bournemouth.

Antonio Conte’s team are unstoppable especially after successfully coping with the absence of their two stars Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante through suspension. They are six points ahead at the top of the league as they welcome Mark Hughes’s Stoke City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Potters are without a win this December and Chelsea game is not what they would have expected as they look to get back on track. They were hammered 4-1 by Liverpool on Tuesday despite taking the lead.

Conte has no serious injury worries. However Oscar will not feature for Chelsea after an official announcement that he will join Chinese club Shanghai SIPG in January.

Costa and Kante will reclaim their spots in the line-up after serving their one-match suspension. Pedro is not available after he too picked his fifth yellow card of the season against Bournemouth, Willain could take his place.

Nemanja Matic and David Luiz could miss the match against Tottenham if they are booked this weekend as the two are one booking away from suspension.

Conte has made only a handful of changed in the course of their 12-match winning run though Matic and Cesc Fabregas have been rotated in recent weeks. The Italian boss is expected to stick to his 3-4-3 formation that has helped push them to the summit of the league.

Chelsea Probable XI

Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Matic, Kante, Alonso, Willian, Costa, Hazard.

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