Marc Wilson is doubtful for Stoke after being withdrawn at half-time against Sunderland on Monday. Andy Wilkinson (back) is struggling to be fit.
Tottenham hope to have Moussa Dembele back with the midfielder rated as ‘80% certain’ to be return. Younes Kaboul and fellow defender William Gallas remain out.
Dave Kemp pre-game… “People outside the group had been talking about things going wrong, but I don’t think that was ever the mentality inside the group. “The players came in and worked hard, and that’s how it always is. We don’t get too high when things are going well and we don’t get too down when they’re not.”
Andre Villas-Boas pre-game…“It was a great example of Tottenham’s determination and ambition. We increased the tempo and played really well: it was difficult to control Chelsea’s creativity but we had attacking strength and created our own chances. Our focus is on us doing our job in the remaining fixtures and in the Premier League anything can happen. Keep the faith.”
Match Statistic: Stoke haven’t tasted defeat in their last three Premier League meetings with Spurs
Prediction: Stoke City 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur