We've also just been informed that Friday's Under-21s fixture against Southampton at Nantwich will now kick off at 2.00pm and not 1.00pm as originally stated.
Shawcross is still forward as Arnautovic puts another cross in, this time from the right wing. He beats his man but can only fire into the crowd
It it comes from Arnautovic but Cahill heads it away. The Potters begun brightly here, and the fans are showing their appreciation too
Torres and Mata get the second half underway here at the Britannia Stadium. No changes for either side at the break
25,154 the attendance here this afternoon
and there's the half-time whistle. 1-1 at the break!
Shawcross blocks well as Shurrle plays a one-two before shooting at goal
Delilah echoes around the Britannia Stadium as Stoke get themselves back into the game here
In came the corner, there was a scramble in the box after it skimmed Shawcross' head. Crouch controlled, and fired beyond Cech and Ramires!
In comes the corner, and Crouch score!! Stoke equalise here
The move started when Walters got free down the right and crossed for Ireland, he was inches off heading home!
Stoke corner at the other end as Arnautovic sees a shot blocked
Ramires' shot is blocked for a corner, after he receives the ball from the overlapping Ivanovic. Arnautovic switched off there and didn't track the full back
Arnautovic is now down over on the far side and the ball is kicked out for him to get some treatment. Replays are inconclusive and just show Ivanovic closing him down before he passed it infield
Nzonzi misplaces a pass to Whelan and Chelsea come forward. Ramires fires at goal but Begovic is well positioned to make the save
A good passage of play there by Stoke. Nzonzi buccaneers forward, Arnautovic then crosses to the far post and Walters heads narrowly wide
Stoke respond at the other end with Walters' cross into the box. Terry heads it behind for Stoke's first corner of the afternoon
Ramires fired over the bar from just of the area after Muniesa's clearance goes straight to him
MH: I was fortunate enough to have met Nelson Mandela on two occasions. The first being out in South Africa on tour with Manchester United in the mid 1990s, just after he had been elected as President. Then when we were over on tour with Manchester City a couple of years back we had an audience with him, which was another incredible experience. He was a very special person, and I will forever remember the moments that I spent in his company.
MH: I was really impressed with Marc Wilson. I thought that he displayed a lot of composure, he won a lot of duels and his passing accuracy was very impressive too. I have always liked him as a player, but maybe he did surprise me at hoe well he adjusted to playing in the middle on Wednesday. I was very pleased with him, just as I was with a number of other individuals.
MH: In terms of injuries, Erik is doubtful, but he may turn up tomorrow feeling ok. We will have to see on that. Marko is fine, he came through the 90 minutes on Wednesday unscathed - so he should be fine to feature tomorrow.
MH: I don't think our record against Chelsea is too fantastic to be honest, but there always comes a time when that has to change. We will look to be on the front foot and we will look to cause them as many problems as possible. That said, we do understand that they will press forward to, so it should be an exciting game.
MH: We know that if we can keep the ball, progress through the pitch and play to the levels that we know we are capable of then we can cause them a number of problems too. You have to accept that they will get chances, and they will retain possession for long spells, so we will have to be disciplined when we are defending. It is a challenge that we are all looking forward to.
MH: In terms of preparation for the game, it is difficult because we have no idea of what Jose may do with his team. He has an embarrassment of riches at his disposal to be perfectly honest, so he is capable of fielding any number of players who are all accomplished at the very highest level.
MH: We can take a lot of positives into tomorrow's game from what we produced against Cardiff. We restricted them to a couple of long range efforts, and totally dictated long periods of the game. We maybe weren't able to create a real clear cut chance, but there were half chances in which we probably should have done better with.
MH: Given that we had a poor result against Everton, and conceded a number of poor goals, I think we can be pleased with the way that the game went on Wednesday. Obviously we weren't able to capitalise on the dominance that we had over the 90 minutes with a winning goal that we probably deserved.
Thanks for joining us for coverage this evening. Sadly it wasn't the result we all wanted
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