Chelsea XI v Stoke City – academy graduate to start after agreeing £60k deal?

first_imgChelsea take on Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, kick off 15:00 GMT.The Blues have won their last three domestic outings, closing the gap on fourth-placed Manchester City to just eight points.Nonetheless, their opponents are too enjoying an impressive run of form, having bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Everton at the beginning of February, and firmly remain in contention for a European spot.FIVE REASONS CHELSEA WILL FINISH IN THE TOP FOURSo, who could Guus Hiddink call upon to extend their winning streak against Mark Hughes’ side?Could Ruben Loftus-Cheek, after signing a new five-year contract at the beginning of the week reportedly worth £60,000 per-week, be awarded a rare start?Take a look at talkSPORT’s predicted Chelsea line up v Stoke by clicking the yellow arrow above, right. 10. Eden Hazard (left wing) 13. Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper) 11 11 11 24. Gary Cahill (centre back) 22. Willian (right wing) 11 11 11 11 28. Cesar Azpilicueta (right back) 4. Cesc Fabregas (centre midfield) 2. Branislav Ivanovic (right back) – see the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 8. Oscar (attacking midfield) 6. Abdul Baba Rahman (left back) 11 11 11 19. Diego Costa (striker) 36. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (centre midfield)last_img


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