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Eden Hazard's absence - the Belgian global was left in London as a precaution after picking up an injury in training - wasn't enough to alter this policy in Stoke, either. N'Golo Kante has usurped him as the team's obvious driving force, while Hazard now looks the most unsafe attacking threat.

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Stoke City (9-9-10) have shown plenty of resiliency in their last two matches, getting four points with a victory over Middlesbrough and a scoreless draw at City.

FW Pedro, 6 - Found it hard to create any space to get in behind Stoke's back line, but he did so late on in the game.

Glen Johnson could be an option if he recovers from a shoulder injury in time.

Jack Butland could miss the rest of the season as he continues his recovery from an ankle fracture.

Conte said, "Moses trained well today".

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He left the pitch in the closing minutes of Monday's FA Cup win over Man United with a calf strain.

Antonio Conte praised Diego Costa's "great discipline" in the face of physical Stoke City defending after Chelsea battled to a 2-1 win that extends their lead at the top of the Premier League to 13 points.

Stoke are the latest side that will try and stop Chelsea's march towards the Premier League title when the two sides clash on Saturday.

Stoke have managed just two wins in their last 17 league games against Chelsea although the Blues have only won two of their last seven games away to the Potters in all competitions. It's debatable whether Stoke's approach met his standards, but the Premier League leaders have rarely been pushed so close this season.

FW Willian, 8 - Handed a rare league start in place of the injured Eden Hazard, Willian served up a typical piece of Samba-style free kick wizardry when tricking the Stoke defence and Grant into thinking he was going to cross the ball instead of firing at the goal. However, the Brazilian has failed to score in eight league appearances since that game.

"But I'm not anxious about this because Eden is very strong physically, and he's showed me he's able to play in this league".

Hughes will accept that they are the underdogs, but there will be an inner belief within his squad that they can cause the upset and the performance of Marko Arnautovic is likely to be key, despite the Serbian not enjoying his greatest season in terms of goals. "You saw by the reaction of their players after the game".

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