The champions have the worst disciplinary record in the Premier League this season – and that’s without their self-styled baddie Diego Costa. Stoke boss Hughes says he just loved the way Costa, no stranger to rubbing up opponents the wrong way, knew where to draw the line. Chelsea have picked up three red cards and
Zouma joined Stoke from Chelsea at the start of the season as he looks to get over his nightmare injury-hit campaign last term, and has enjoyed a very good start in the Potteries.
However, he is ineligible to play against his parent club tomorrow, meaning he will miss out on football for the first
“Tomorrow it will be a really tough game and we have to be prepared for the physical and tactical aspect and be disciplined. ”
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte previews Saturday’s trip to Stoke
Asked how difficult facing Stoke will be, the Italian said: “For sure it will be a really tough
While on-loan Kurt Zouma is ineligible to face his parent club, Ryan Shawcross (back) and Geoff Cameron (hamstring) remain sidelined, and Wimmer is a doubt due to a hamstring problem of his own.
Hughes, who is set to restore several regular starters after making six changes for the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, may opt
The Austria international completed a move to the Potters from Tottenham in late August for a fee of £18million after struggling for regular gametime in north London.
Wimmer has turned out just three times for Stoke since, twice in the Premier League and, most recently, in the Carabao Cup loss to Bristol City on
Grant wore the gloves for much of last term due to Butland being sidelined with a serious ankle injury but lost his place in the final weeks of the campaign and has spent most of his time on the bench ever since.
The 34-year-old impressed on a rare start in the League Cup on
The teenager, who has won Stoke’s Under-18 Player of the Year award twice, is highly-rated and is tipped to eventually become a first-team regular.
The 18-year-old, who normally operates at right-back, was only given his first professional contract earlier this year but he’s now been tied down to a long-term deal at the bet365
Goals from Famara Diedhiou and Matty Taylor ensured the Robins’ place in the fourth round of the competition, with the Potters unable to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United at the weekend.
When asked whether complacency against a Championship side was at fault, Hughes denied his side took
Mark Hughes gave all the credit to Bristol City after seeing his Stoke side dumped out of the Carabao Cup at Ashton Gate. After the 2-0 defeat at Ashton Gate put the Championship side into the last 16 of the competition, the Stoke boss said: “We were poor and they played very well. “They will
The 53-year-old has spoken out as the Potters travel to Ashton Gate to face a game against a Robins side on a high after thumping Derby County 4-1 on home soil in the Championship on Saturday.
Boss Mark Hughes has already revealed that some senior squad players will be given a chance to shine