Hughes to recall Potters forward
Stoke boss Mark Hughes could recall Jonathan Walters to his starting XI for the trip to Chelsea after his return from suspension.
Walters was given his marching orders in the 1-1 draw with Norwich last month but is now back in the first-team squad and pushing for a start having been a near ever-present before his red card.
On-loan Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is close to returning from a knee injury but is not yet back in contention.
Defender Robert Huth is out for the rest of the season with his knee injury but otherwise Hughes has a fully-fit squad to choose from against Jose Mourinho's title-chasers at Stamford Bridge.