Pedro will miss the Chelsea v Stoke game through suspension

The Spaniard has been praised in all quarters this week for scoring one and making another in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth.

Pundit Jamie Redknapp said of Pedro: “We are now seeing the player who, with Lionel Messi and David Villa, formed the lethal MVP forward line at Barcelona”

While Match of the Day pundit Kevin Kilbane waxed lyrical about the forward and said: “We were asking about penetration – where is it going to come from without Costa? Well, it’s come from Pedro.”

But he picked up his fifth booking of the season and will miss the Potters game.

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Diego Costa will make an immediate return after serving a one-match ban

Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante and they are both expected to make immediate returns after serving one-match bans.

Club captain John Terry has returned to training following a gluteal strain but is likely to have to be patient before making his competitive return.

Chelsea provisional squad: Courtois, Begovic, Ivanovic, Alonso, Fabregas, Zouma, Kante, Hazard, Loftus-Cheek, Moses, Costa, Matic, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Luiz, Eduardo, Aina, Solanke.