Chelsea will be hoping to end 2017 on a high when they face Stoke City at home on Saturday.

The Blues are currently in third place in the English Premier League table and are unbeaten in their last 10 matches at Stamford Bridge.

Stoke City find themselves in13th in the table, but are just three points clear of the relegation zone after a disappointing start to the season.

Here is who we reckon Antonio Conte could start against The Potters on Saturday.

Predicted line-up (3-5-2): Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Antonio Rudiger; Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas, Marcos Alonso; Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata

Predicted substitutes: Willy Caballero, Andreas Christensen, Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian, Michy Batshuayi

Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is one of three men currently on 10 clean sheets for the season, alongside David De Gea and Ederson. He will be hoping to become the first man to reach 11 on Saturday against Mark Hughes’ side.

Andreas Christensen remains a doubt for the match after missing the victory against Brighton & Hove Albion through illness. Captain Gary Cahill could again play in the centre of a back-three, with Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger either side of him.

During the win over The Seagulls, the five man midfield of Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso were integral to helping The Blues to secure a victory, with the latter duo of Fabregas and Alonso combining for the second goal. After their impressive performances in that match, they are likely to retain their places in the side.

The strike partnership of Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata started during the win over the South Coast outfit and Morata netted his 10 English Premier League goal of the season. The Spaniard scored his only hat-trick for the club against Stoke City back in September and he will be hoping that he can re-create a similar performance on home soil at the weekend.

Score Prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Stoke City

By Jonty Colman