Stoke City were dumped out of the League Cup after their 2-0 defeat to Championship club Bristol City on Tuesday despite playing a strong team with the likes of Chelsea loanee Kurt Zouma, Bruno Martins Indi, Darren Fletcher and Peter Crouch.
Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has vowed his team will be better against Chelsea on Saturday when both sides meet in the Premier League.
“I know we will be better against Chelsea on Saturday, but that isn’t much consolation at the moment,” Hughes told Stoke City’s official website.
“We need a reaction. That’s what we will drill into the players going into the Chelsea game because that was unacceptable.”