Chelsea suffered yet another defeat in the Barclays Premier League and it will be safe to say that their title defense is virtually over.
The Blues are not only playing terribly, their discipline has been very poor as well. Next up, Jose Mourinho’s men will face Stoke City in the Capital One Cup contest in the midweek before facing Liverpool next weekend.
As far as Chelsea’s team is concerned, expect a few changes in the starting XI that featured against the Hammers last weekend.
Brazilian playmaker Oscar should return to the starting XI and it will not come as a surprise if star attacker Eden Hazard is left out of the squad for the game against Stoke City.
Summer signing Baba Rahman will probably return to the starting XI as well and should replace Kurt Zouma. Radamel Falcao may start as the lone striker upfront in place of Diego Costa.
Here is Chelsea’s probable XI vs Stoke City.
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