Date: 12th January 2013 at 11:18am
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A difficult trip to the Britannia Stadium, to face Stoke City, beckons this afternoon.

It is, as they say, a must win game if Chelsea are to continue to harbour ambitions of qualifying for the Champions League next season.

Recently, Sir Alex Ferguson labelled Stoke as ‘The Jolly Green Giants` such is their fondness for aerial combat. Now whether our team, comprised mostly of diddy-men can match them or as Rafa Benitez implies; dash between their legs remains to be seen.

Nevertheless, it promises to be an intriguing afternoon and you are all cordially invited to join us in our Match Day Moments thread whereby we`ll be on hand to discuss the starting eleven chosen by Rafa, the tactics employed and the action as it unfurls in the Potteries.

It should be quite an afternoon!