Stoke have already proven hard to beat at the bet365 stadium with a win over Arsenal and a draw against Manchester United.
Here are three players Mourinho needs to start at Saint Mary's to preserve their positive run in the Premier League. "As it is he's left Chelsea and the Premier League and that's a real shame". Hazard's absence was most sorely felt last week, where Chelsea were expected to dismantle an Arsenal team in a similar fashion to which Liverpool did a few weeks earlier. And we have to push till the end of the season. "He is fit and he is available for the Stoke game", he explained.
Conte is well aware of the Potters' strengths and insists there is no way he will take the game lightly as Chelsea attempt to close the three-point gap to leaders Manchester City.
The Belgian missed the start of the season with an ankle injury sustained on worldwide duty at the beginning of the summer, but made his first league appearance as a second-half substitute against Arsenal last week, and was immediately Chelsea's most risky player.
"Now it is very important to prepare".
Chelsea will be without centre-back David Luiz who is suspended after being sent off against Arsenal, although the Brazilian's return will not be further delayed by the wrist fracture he picked up in that game.
Chelsea have since bounced back and sit third ahead of this afternoon's showdown with Mark Hughes' Stoke.
Hughes also confirmed Kevin Wimmer is struggling for fitness after sustaining a hamstring injury during the 2-0 EFL Cup defeat to Bristol City on Tuesday.
"About this issue, we want to thank him for what he did with this club".
Manchester United have won four and drawn one of their opening five matches. We will have to have a look and see how he is. The Potters have had success against big-six sides already this season, beating Arsenal 1-0 on August 19 and earning a 2-2 draw against Manchester United on September 9.
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He was then questioned on how his former club, Liverpool , would fare, to which he responded: 'Fourth'. Scholes said that City have been the most "entertaining" team in the league so far.
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The country also has tested more than a dozen missiles this year, some of which have flown over Japan - a strong US ally. Kim responded in a statement, calling Trump a "mentally deranged USA dotard" and said "a frightened dog barks louder".