Chelsea travel to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City - a game which cannot be considered a walk in the park by any stretch of imagination. Especially, when one considers the extent of damage that injuries have already done to the Chelsea first team squad. TheHardTackle previews the first league match of Andre Villas-Boas' Chelsea.

2011 has been a red carpet for a few teams and quick sand for a few others. The fixture clutter is yet to clear out and this midweek brings another round of mouth-watering encounters.

The Premier League has thrown up several surprises this season and as 2010 draws to a close, the latest round of matches also seems to be inconclusive. Here's a round-up of the midweek games, including THT's Team of the Round.