Red-hot Chelsea look too good for Stoke
Stoke were knocked out of the League Cup by a largely second-string Bristol City side on Tuesday, losing 2-0 at Ashton Gate, and they are unlikely to fare any better against the champions.
Chelsea have recovered well from their loss to Burnley on the opening weekend of the season and are unbeaten in six games.
They should expose the Potters, who are missing at least three senior central defenders.
Chelsea -1 on Asian handicap
2pts 21-20 Betfred
Four central defenders could be ruled out for the hosts. Kevin Wimmer (hamstring) is a doubt, Kurt Zouma is ineligible and Geoff Cameron and Ryan Shawcross are injured.
Eden Hazard is ready to make his first league start of the season but David Luiz is banned after his red card against Arsenal.
Chelsea have won eight of their last nine Premier League away matches.
Follow us on Twitter @racingpostsport