"The FA Cup does matter."
"I never understand teams who rotate a lot in the FA Cup because whether you are in the top position in the league or fighting against relegation, it doesn't help when you get knocked out of a competition as big as the FA Cup. It always helps when you go on a run and we certainly take it seriously."
Substitutes from: Petr Cech, Cesar Azpilicueta, John Terry, Mikel, Ramires, Willian, Demba Ba
Stoke City starting lineup (4-5-1):
Asmir Begovic | Erik Pieters, Marc Wilson, Ryan Shawcross, Geoff Cameron | Marko Arnautovic, Wilson Palacios, Stephen Ireland, Steven Nzonzi, Jonathan Walters | Peter Crouch
Substitutes from: Thomas Sorensen, Marc Muniesa, Ryan Shotton, Glenn Whelan, Charlie Adam, Oussama Assaidi, John Guidetti
As expected due to the somewhat lighter schedule than normal recently, Chelsea roll with a strong lineup. There's a first start for Nemanja Matic, while André Schürrle gets a start. Alas, no youngster on the bench this time.
Stoke counter with a strong lineup of their own. Chelsea killer Assaidi on the bench.
UP THE BLUES!