Roberto Di Matteo rotates his squad with John Terry and Frank Lampard among the subs today.
Gary Cahill comes in and Juan Mata returns to the side, with Ramires expected to take up a deeper role in midfield. Petr Cech is captain.
Stoke make one change. Geoff Cameron replaces suspended Andy Wilkinson at right-back. Michael Owen starts from the bench.
Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation:
1 Petr Cech (c)
2 Branislav Ivanovic
4 David Luiz
24 Gary Cahill
3 Ashley Cole
12 John Mikel Obi
10 Juan Mata
17 Eden Hazard
9 Fernando Torres
Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 28 Cesar Aspilicueta, 26 John Terry, 34 Ryan Bertrand, 6 Oriol Romeu, 8 Frank Lampard, 13 Victor Moses.
Stoke are expected to line up in the following 4-5-1 formation:
Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Wilson; Walters, Whelan, Adam, Nzonzi, Kightly; Crouch.
Subs: Sorensen, Upson, Shotton, Whitehead, Etherington, Owen, Joness
The referee is Michael Oliver.
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