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Chelsea 5-0 Stoke
PRE/POST-MATCH DISCUSSION, LIVE CHAT AND ANALYSIS

Alvaro+Morata+Chelsea+v+Brighton+Hove+Al

2017/18 Premier League Match 21
30th December, Saturday, 2017
Stamford Bridge
15:00 Kick Off (UK time)

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Gonna guess that we'll go with 3-4-3 for an extra attacker here rather than 3-5-2. Fabregas and Kante in the middle with Pedro starting instead of Baka.

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Whatever shape we decide to use this needs to be a proper thumping, we're overdue.

I'd like to see

Courtois
Azpi Christensen Rudiger
Moses Kante Cesc Alonso
Willian Morata Hazard

Early goals, kill the game, rest up for Arsenal.


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Reading now that Shawcross could be out for this, too. So all their best CB's may be missing.

Anything less than 3 points at home against a Stoke team in the midst of a defensive crisis would be unacceptable. This could be our weekend to overtake United and go 2nd. 

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https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/1229/930073-stoke-set-to-field-youth-players-against-chelsea/

Stoke City manager Mark Hughes is facing a defensive crisis ahead of Saturday's Premier League game at Chelsea and could be forced to thrust youth team players into the mix at Stamford Bridge.


           
Skipper Ryan Shawcross injured his calf in Tuesday's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town, while Dutch international Bruno Martins Indi's groin injury is more serious than initially feared and he will be out for a few weeks.
           
On-loan France international Kurt Zouma is ineligible to play against his parent club, while former Chelsea defender Glen Johnson is out with a knee injury.
           
"It is quite a big crisis for us," Hughes told a news conference on Friday. "We are in a really difficult position and we may be forced into calling upon a couple of our younger players, who will have to come in and do a job for us.
           
"It is going to be a big ask because even with our best eleven this would be incredibly tough, but we will still go down there, be positive and give it a real good go."
           
Left back Erik Pieters, who picked up a knock in the 3-0 defeat by West Ham United this month, has an outside chance of making the squad but Hughes is not optimistic.
           
"The game may well come a little too early for him, especially with the game on Monday too," Hughes added.
           
Stoke, who have lost three out of their last five league games, are 13th in the table on 20 points. Chelsea are third with 42 points.

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Lucky that Stoke aren't facing 1 of the attacking powerhouses like City, Pool or Spurs because that would get ugly with their defensive crisis. Think we'll spare them any humiliation by just winning by 1 or 2 goals.

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Lucky that Stoke aren't facing 1 of the attacking powerhouses like City, Pool or Spurs because that would get ugly with their defensive crisis. Think we'll spare them any humiliation by just winning by 1 or 2 goals.
We did beat them 4-0 at their own ground not too long ago.

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