Stoke will come into the game against Chelsea on Tuesday night off the back of a loss after being beaten 2-0 by Watford at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, but the Potters did win their previous three league games before that – conceding only one goal in the process.
To add, Mark Hughes’ side secured a 1-0 victory over Fulham in the League Cup third round but their record against Chelsea last season will not provide them with a lot of confidence ahead of their game in midweek.
Hughes will be sweating on the fitness of Geoff Cameron, who came off in the ninth minute of Stoke’s game with Watford with a muscular injury.
Ryan Shawcross, who underwent back surgery in August, is unlikely to be fit enough to play against Chelsea but the Stoke captain could make the substitutes’ bench.
Having said this, here is how Hughes is expected to line-up his side against Chelsea.