"Yes, Bakayoko is fit".
'I think this is the right way as the season is very long'.
"There is always a reaction on the back of a disappointing result, and we fully expect the performance to be markedly better this weekend".
'They stay with us.
"We must pay great attention tomorrow. It won't be easy to have three strong games, so tough games, very, very close together". "A good test and challenge for us".
"We are working with Charly [Musonda] and Kenedy from January".
"For Kurt, this season is very important to play", he added.
The Potters will set out to make it hard for Chelsea, and they showed against Manchester United earlier in the month what they are capable of against the top teams.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte may hand Eden Hazard a start against Stoke City on Saturday (23 September) and confirmed the Belgium global is now completely over the ankle injury which blighted his start to the new season.
What appears encouraging for the Potters' chances is that their two home league games so far this term have seen them beat Arsenal 1-0 and draw 2-2 with Manchester United - and they have been beaten only three times in Chelsea's last eight visits in all competitions.