Photo: Ramires issues Chelsea rallying cry ahead of Stoke trip

Ramires urges his Chelsea team-mates to victory as they look to beat Stoke City on Saturday evening

Ramires has taken to social media to urge his Chelsea team-mates to focus as they look to return to winning ways in the Premier League with victory at Stoke City on Saturday evening.

The Blues head to the Britannia Stadium without manager Jose Mourinho, as the Portuguese coach serves his one-game stadium ban handed down to him by the FA.

Chelsea will be looking for a victory to reverse their ailing fortunes in the Premier League after their 3-1 loss to Liverpool at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

And Ramires used his social media account to urge his team-mates to victory.

Ramires shared the picture above on his personal Instagram account and wrote: “Come on, Blues!!! 💪🏿 #CFC #R7”

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Chelsea head into Saturday’s game in 15th place in the Premier League table and 14 points behind leaders Manchester City after a disastrous start to their title defence.

The Blues did, however, beat Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League in midweek.

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