[Teams] Chelsea vs Stoke: Confirmed Line-Ups

By on January 26, 2014

Chelsea take on Stoke City at Stamford Bridge this afternoon looking to secure a place in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

The Blues cruised in to this stage of the competition with a 2-0 win over Derby County but are expected to be given a sterner test by the Potters today.

Boss Jose Mourinho has opted to rest captain John Terry and goalkeeper Petr Cech for the game with Mark Schwarzer starting in goal. David Luiz drops back into defence alongside Gary Cahill while Nemanja Matic makes his debut in midfield.

Andre Schurrle comes in to the attack alongside Oscar and Eden Hazard while Samuel Eto’o keeps his place up front. Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Chelsea

Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Matic, Lampard; Schurrle, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o.

Subs: Cech, Azpilicueta, Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Ba.

Stoke

Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Ireland, Palacios, Arnautovic; Crouch

Subs: Sorensen, Muniesa, Shotton, Whelan, Adam, Assaidi, Guidetti

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3 Comments

  1. Olawale

    January 26, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Chelsea 2 – stoke city 0

  2. gen lew

    January 26, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    diego costa is the man, who can sharpen chelsea attack and so, mourinho really kmow that, why waisting time, he should spend the catch on him this week.

  3. Henry han

    January 26, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    It is true diego costa is the man to lead the chelsea attack, and so, mourinho dont disappoint chelsea hope on diego costa to standford bridge, sign him this week and forget about signing striker in the summer, this is the hour, chelsea need striker inorder to carry epl,fa cup and possible uc league

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