LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Chelsea are expected to hand midweek hero Oscar another starting place in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke City at Stamford Bridge.
The Brazilian summer recruit scored twice in the 2-2 draw with Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday and his manager could be tempted to start him again.
He picked up an ankle injury in the game, but Chelsea expect the midfielder to be ready for the game at home.
England forward Daniel Sturridge is once again doubtful after missing the Juventus game with a hamstring problem.
Midfielder Jamie Ness is still doubtful with a groin injury, while defender Andy Wilkinson will miss the game through suspension.
Odds: Chelsea 2-5 Stoke 19-2 Draw 4-1
PREDICTED SCORE: Chelsea 3 Stoke 1
Chelsea vs Stoke City Teams
Chelsea (squad): Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Terry, Cahill, Luiz, Cole, Bertrand, Mikel, Romeu, Lampard, Ramires, Mata, Hazard, Oscar, Moses, Piazon, Torres, Turnbull.
Stoke (squad): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Cameron, Upson, Shotton, Wilson, Whelan, Etherington, Pennant, Delap, Palacios, Jones, Jerome, Crouch, Walters, Kightly, Whitehead, Adam, Edu, Nzonzi, Owen, Ness.