It’s an all-Premier League affair in the Capital One Cup fourth-round tie tonight at the Britannia Stadium as Stoke City host defending league champions Chelsea.
With both side’s struggling for league form; sitting 14th and 15th place respectively in the table so far this season; the Potters and Blues will be keen to take their minds off their weekend defeats to Watford and West Ham United and edge themselves another step closer towards the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium next year.
Mark Hughes’ side, who knocked out Championship outfit Fulham 1-0 in the previous round, is likely to feature right-back Glen Johnson, who will be facing his former club for who he made over 60 appearances for between 2003 and 2007.
Meanwhile Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, whose men saw off League One opponents Walsall in the third-round, is likely to stick with an array of first-team stars including Eden Hazard, who is still looking to open his goalscoring account for the Blues this campaign.
With both men set to come face-to-face on the flank tonight; here’s how both players match up so far this season…