Picking the Best Potential Stoke City Lineup to Face Chelsea on Saturday

​Stoke City face champions Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, in what is set to be a fiercely contested game of Premier League football.


The hosts go into the match in worrying form, having failed to win a Premier League match in over a month. The Potters will need to be at their best to beat Chelsea, who haven't lost a game since their opening day slip-up against Burnley.


Here's the best potential XI Stoke could field to try and spring a shock win over Chelsea on Saturday...

Goalkeeper

  • Butland
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The ever-reliable Jack Butland will be in goal for the Potters on Saturday.​

Defence

  • Shawcross
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  • Martins Indi
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  • Wimmer
    Wimmer 5

​As loanee Kurt Zouma is ineligible to play against his parent club, captain Ryan Shawcross may be rushed back sooner than planned to start after a troublesome back injury.


Portuguese powerhouse Bruno Martins Indi will continue in the back line, alongside £18m summer signing Kevin Wimmer, who hope to improve upon his less than impressive start to life at the bet365 Stadium.

Midfield

  • Diouf
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  • Allen
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  • Fletcher
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  • Pieters
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​Mame Biram Diouf will continue his transition from striker to wing-back, starting on the right, while flying Dutchman Erik Pieters will play on the opposite flank. 


Joe Allen will aim to be the creative force in the Potters central midfield, while summer signing Darren Fletcher will look to thwart Chelsea's attacking force with disciplined play.

Forwards

  • Shaqiri
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  • Jesé
    Jesé11
  • Choupo-Moting
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​Fan's favourite Xherdan Shaqiri will be looking to cause Chelsea all kinds of problems on the right-wing, while bargains summer signing Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting will give the Potters some much needed beef in their attacking line.


Number 11 Jesé will be looking to build upon his bright early performances for his side, and should start up-top for Mark Hughes' men on Saturday.