Stoke City vs. Chelsea: Lineups & Game Thread

We want Demba Ba, we want Demba Ba! - Michael Steele

Hearts on fire,
Strong desire,
Rages deep within;
Hearts on fire,
Fever's rising high,
The moment of truth is here;
Is here.

Stoke City starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Asmir Begovic; Andy Wilkinson, Robert Huth, Ryan Shawcross, Geoff Cameron; Glenn Whelan, Steven Nzonzi; Matthew Etherington, Charlie Adam, Jonathan Walters; Kenwyne Jones

Substitutes from: Thomas Sorensen, Dean Whitehead, Matthew Upson, Michael Kightly, Peter Crouch, Ryan Shotton, Cameron Jerome

Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Cesar Azpilicueta; Ramires, Frank Lampard; Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard; Demba Ba

Substitutes from: Ross Turnbull, John Terry, Nathan Ake, Paulo Ferreira, Marko Marin, Oscar, Fernando Torres

Congrats to Gary Cahill on the birth of his child! Elsewhere, loanees Romelu Lukaku and Billy Clifford are both set to start, while Josh McEachran and Nathaniel Chalobah duel in a Championship clash.

As far as this one...well...yeah. There ya have it. DEMBA BA. Petr Cech returns from injury and Bertrand makes an odd start, possibly to try to supply BA with some crosses and to help with the speedy Walters. Here we go.

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