These 2 players simply must not start for Chelsea against Stoke City – agreed?

Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas has come back into the Chelsea first team in recent weeks, but it is time for the duo of Matic and Kante to rekindle their partnership.

A couple of tough games against the likes of Tottenham are coming up, and whilst Fabregas is suitable against more defensively-minded opposition – he will be exposed against more high profile teams.

Matic and Kante have an excellent relationship in the midfield, and with Kante back from suspension – they need to reunite.

Their resolute midfield play will be vital.