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Chelsea vs. Stoke City, Premier League: Confirmed lineups

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The good times are back at Stamford Bridge.

Let's keep them going.

This is Chelsea's annual Game for Equality, while Chelsea legend Peter Osgood, who passed away 10 years ago, will also be remembered.


Chelsea starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Thibaut Courtois | Baba Rahman, Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, César Azpilicueta | Nemanja Matić, John Obi Mikel | Eden Hazard, Oscar, Willian | Bertrand Traoré

Substitutes from: Asmir Begovic, Matt Miazga, Jake Clarke-Salter, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesc Fàbregas, Alexandre Pato, Loïc Rémy

Stoke City starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Jack Butland | Erik Pieters, Marc Muniesa, Philipp Wollscheid, Geoff Cameron | Giannelli Imbula, Glenn Whelan | Marko Arnautović, Ibrahim Afellay, Xherdan Shaqiri | Mame Biram Diouf

Substitutes from: Jakob Haugaard, Stephen Ireland, Joselu, Jonathan Walters, Dionatan Teixeira, Peter Crouch, Bojan Krkić


Date / Time: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 15:00 GMT; 10am GMT; 8:30pm IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Mark Clattenburg
Forecast: Cold and possibly rainy.
On TV: none (UK); Premier League Extra time (USA); Star Sports 4 / HD 4 (India); elsewhere
Streaming online: NBC Sports Live Extra, NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra (USA); Star Sports (India); Chelsea TV (int'l; radio)


Sneaky little Hiddink!  Diego Costa doesn't start, after all.  Instead, it is Traoré up top, and plenty of youth on the bench.  Even Cesc Fàbregas gets a rest ahead of PSG on Wednesday.

Mind games for PSG? Precaution? How fascinating.  Come on, Chelsea!

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