Chelsea unlikely to overpower Stoke
Stoke's failure to defeat any of the top-half teams has been well documented but they will have taken heart from their hard-earned 0-0 draw at Manchester City last time out.
Chelsea should eventually find a way through the Stoke rearguard but a goal glut looks unlikely.
Under 2.5 goals
1pt 5-6 general
Glen Johnson (shoulder) is out but Marko Arnautovic and Xherdan Shaqiri are ready to return.
Antonio Conte is keeping his cards close to his chest but will assess a couple of unnamed injury doubts.
Eight of Chelsea's last 11 away games have featured fewer than three goals.