Stoke City have been reportedly monitoring the progress of Blackpool's Alex Baptiste ahead of a possible transfer bid in January.Tony Pulis's Stoke went down 4-0 at home against Chelsea on Saturday, but had previously only conceded seven goals at the Britannia Stadium all season.
A superb second-half display from Chelsea saw them run out 4-0 winners and inflict a first home defeat of the season on Stoke City.The first half lacked quality but a Jon Walters own goal right before the break gave the visitors the lead, and in the second half the Blues ran riot.
John Terry and Petr Cech will be in Rafael Benitez's squad for Chelsea's Premier League fixture against Stoke City on Saturday.Terry has not featured for the Blues since damaging knee ligaments in a collision with Luis Suarez in a Premier League clash with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on November 11.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is unable to explain his side's recent run of poor form at Stamford Bridge.Rafael Benitez's men notched 14 goals from just two games in front of their own fans in December, but have lost both their matches played at home since the turn of the year.
Chelsea will be aiming to stay in touch with the automatic Champions League qualifying spots when they visit Stoke on Saturday.But the Blues find themselves in the middle of a form slump and their task of claiming victory at Britannia Stadium will not be an easy one given Stoke have not lost at their home ground in 10 Premier League outings this season.