[Teams] Chelsea vs Stoke: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on December 31, 2016

N'Golo Kante Chelsea

Chelsea will be looking to cement their position at the top of the Premier League table when they entertain Stoke City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Antonio Conte has made two changes as N’Golo Kante comes back in to midfield after serving a one-match ban with Nemanja Matic dropping to the bench.

Diego Costa also comes back in to the side following his ban and Pedro is the man to make way as the Spanish international serves a suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season.

Cesc Fabregas keeps his place in midfield while Kurt Zouma will be looking to continue his comeback from injury by getting more minutes off the bench.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea

Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Diego Costa, Hazard.

Subs: Begovic, Zouma, Ivanovic, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Matic, Batshuayi.

Stoke

Grant; Johnson, Shawcross, M.Indi; Diouf, Afellay, Adam, Pieters; Allen, Shaqiri; Crouch.

Subs: Given; Bardsley, Whelan, Bony, Imbula, Bojan, Ramadan.

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