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!
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
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!