Stamford Bridge side play host to the Potters.
Chelsea expect Oscar to be available despite the Brazilian injuring his ankle against Juventus in midweek.
Daniel Sturridge once again misses out with a hamstring strain.
Stoke midfielder Jamie Ness may return from injury, but Andy Wilkinson begins a three-match ban after accepting a violent conduct charge.
Ryan Shotton may deputise for Wilkinson, or Matthew Upson could come in at centre-back, enabling Robert Huth to play at right-back. (BBC Sport)
Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Ram, Mikel; Mata, Oscar, Hazard; Torres: SUBS: Turnbull, Azpilicueta, Terry, Bertrand, Romeu, Lampard, Moses
Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Walters, Whelan, Adam, Nzonzi, Kightly; Crouch: SUBS: Sorensen, Jones, Owen, Whitehead, Upson, Etherington, Shotton
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