Chelsea host Stoke City in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
The title is lost, Manchester City will undoubtedly be crowned the new Premier League champions come May. However, there is still plenty to play for from a Chelsea perspective.
The gap between ourselves and second-place Manchester United stands at just one point. We are in a strong position to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League, so we ought to look ahead and see how high we can finish.
Stoke, on the other hand, are in a battle of their own at the opposite end of the table. The Potters currently sit in 13th place, just three points clear of the relegation zone. Mark Hughes’ men need to start picking up points soon in order to retain their Premier League status.
They will have a tough task today, however, as Antonio Conte has named an extremely strong starting eleven… even without Eden Hazard! Here’s how the Blues lineup for today’s game.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) 30 December 2017
City line-up in a 4-5-1 formation.#SCFC: Butland; Edwards, Cameron, Wimmer, Tymon; Diouf, Fletcher, Adam, Afellay, Ramadan; Berahino.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) 30 December 2017