Welcome back to the Asmir Begović Derby. Here we go.
Stoke City starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Jack Butland | Erik Pieters, Philipp Wollscheid, Ryan Shawcross (c), Glen Johnson | Charlie Adam, Glenn Whelan | Marko Arnautović, Bojan Krkić, Xherdan Shaqiri | Jonathan Walters
Substitutes from: Jakob Haugaard, Stephen Ireland, Marc Wilson, Ibrahim Afellay, Mame Biram Diouf, Geoff Cameron, Peter Crouch
Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Asmir Begović | Baba Rahman, John Terry (c), Kurt Zouma, César Azpilicueta | Nemanja Matić, Ramires | Pedro, Eden Hazard, Willian | Diego Costa
Substitutes from: Marco Amelia, Gary Cahill, John Obi Mikel, Cesc Fàbregas, Oscar, Kenedy, Loïc Rémy
Date/Time: Saturday, November 7, 17:30 GMT; 12:30am EDT; 11pm IST
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Referee: Anthony Taylor
TV: Sky Sports 1 (UK); NBC, NBC Universo (USA); Star Sports 4 / HD 4 (India); elsewhere
Streaming: Sky Go (UK); NBC Sports Live Extra (USA); Star Sports (India)
Radio: Westwood One, siriusXM (USA); talkSport, Chelsea TV (int'l)
Mourinho opts for the same back six as against Dynamo midweek (including the fullbacks!), while up front, Eden Hazard is restored as the no.10, with Pedro coming in on the left wing instead of Oscar. Fabregas remains on the bench (!) while Ivanovic does not recover in time to make the matchday squad.
Should be a good one.
UP THE CHELS!