Conte Confirms Injury Boost But Duo Doubtful To Face Stoke

Ross Houston
March 19, 2017

We wanted a competitive game and I really enjoyed it.

"In other situations I prefer to keep the result".

He said: "I'm pleased because to come to this point of the season and to play against Stoke you must be prepared mentally and physically".

Chelsea have recorded just two wins in their last seven visits to Stoke in all competitions (D3 L2) - 2-0 in December 2014 and 4-0 in January 2013.

It got worse for Hull nearly immediately as substitute Enner Valencia doubled Everton's lead following good build-up play from leading scorer Lukaku.

Moses looks set to be in action for Chelsea in their away match at Stoke City. When they lost 2-0 at Swansea last month, it seemed nearly equally inconceivable that they might ever win away from home again.

He left the pitch in the closing minutes of Monday's FA Cup win over Man United with a calf strain.

"Diego I think played very well and also he showed me great discipline because it's not easy to start the game and receive a yellow card", Conte said in a post-match interview.

If Costa does score in this game, he will have reached 50 goals in 80 Premier League appearances.

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte revealed he rolled the dice with a formation tweak at Stoke because he was not content to leave the bet365 Stadium with just a draw.

"I know what I'll do in my future, so you will know very soon", Wenger told reporters after Arsenal's fourth loss in five Premier League games. "He was great, he played a hard game but he always showed danger for the defensive line for Stoke".

Gary Cahill's 87th-minute victor earned leaders Chelsea a 2-1 win at Stoke City that sent them 13 points clear, while champions Leicester City's resurgence continued with a 3-2 victory at West Ham United.

Chelsea ace Eden Hazard has reportedly been ruled out of Saturday's clash with Stoke City after suffering a thigh injury in training on Friday.

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