Since the turn of the year, Chelsea have picked up more points than any other team in the Premier League, including 9 out of 9 in our last three games. Stoke City have matched that latter feat as well, so Saturday's game at Stamford Bridge will see two of the most in-form teams meet for mid-table supremacy. Well, except with no team managing to separate themselves from the pack, mid-table supremacy might actually carry European connotations with it. There are 10 games left in the season and Chelsea have every chance of making the Europa League or, with some extreme luck, even the Champions League.
But, first things first, Saturday's game. It's a good thing we do have some European hopes once again, otherwise it would be easy to overlook Stoke City for Wednesday's Round of 16 second leg against Paris Saint-Germain. That said, perhaps some rotation is in order at positions that weren't rotated in Tuesday's win over Norwich City?
As far as injury status at the moment, Pedro, Zouma, and Falcao are all expected to miss out. John Terry is a big question mark, while Kenedy (and Eden Hazard, too?) may or may not be carrying small knocks. Everyone else should be available.