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Chelsea vs. Stoke City: Confirmed lineups

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Things are heating up a bit just below Chelsea in the table.  Arsenal and Manchester United both won or are winning today, and suddenly 2nd-4th are separated by hardly anything.  Meanwhile, the gap to Arsenal is just 4 points (albeit with two games-in-hand at the moment).  But three points here for us, and that will hardly matter.

So let's go.  Three points, please!

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Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Thibaut Courtois | César Azpilicueta, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanović | Cesc Fàbregas, Nemanja Matić | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian | Loïc Rémy

Substitutes from: Petr Čech, Kurt Zouma, Filipe Luis, Ramires, Juan Cuadrado, Didier Drogba, Diego Costa

Stoke City starting lineup (4-4-2):
Asmir Begović | Marc Wilson, Philipp Wollscheid, Ryan Shawcross, Geoff Cameron | Charlie Adam, Steven N'Zonzi, Glenn Whelan, Stephen Ireland | Mame Biram Diouf, Jonathan Walters

Substitutes from: Jack Butland, Phil Bardsley, Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa, Marko Arnautović, Steve Sidwell, Peter Crouch

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And so it is Rémy who gets the nod over Diego Costa's hamstrings.  The rest is the standard eleven that got us this far.

UP THE BLUES!