Premier League team news: Chelsea v Stoke

Jon Walters is back. Photo: PA

Stoke forward Jonathan Walters returns from suspension for the in-form Potters' Barclays Premier League trip to title-chasing Chelsea.

On-loan Liverpool winger Oussama Assaidi is close to returning from a knee injury but is not yet back in contention.

Defender Robert Huth is out for the rest of the season with his knee injury.

Striker Samuel Eto'o remains out with a hamstring injury as Chelsea play Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.

Ashley Cole is back from a knee injury, while Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are available again after being ineligible to face Paris St Germain on Wednesday.

Ramires serves the final game of his three-match domestic suspension and Marco van Ginkel is continuing his rehabilitation from his knee injury.

Provisional squads

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Hazard, Ba, Willian, Matic, Schwarzer, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Kalas, Hilario, Ake.

Stoke: Begovic, Sorensen, Wilson, Shawcross, Pieters, Cameron, Wilkinson, Muniesa, Shotton, Whelan, Ireland, Nzonzi, Palacios, Adam, Etherington, Walters, Arnautovic, Odemwingie, Crouch, Guidetti.