Mark Hughes wants Stoke City to take confidence from Decemberâ€™s 3-2 win over Chelsea when they meet at Stamford Bridge today.
Oussama Assaidiâ€™s stunning late strike saw them pick up three points late last year in a thrilling affair at the Britannia Stadium.
As the former Chelsea striker prepares to visit the club with Stoke for a second time this year, following defeat in the FA Cup fourth round, Hughes wants to complete an unlikely double.
â€œWe can take a lot of confidence from the fact that we have played and beaten Chelsea in the league once this season,â€ he said.
â€œIt was a tremendous occasion for us, especially with the manner in which the winning goal came about â€“ in the final minute when they had no time to get back on level terms.
â€œWe have played them at Stamford Bridge in the cup too this year, and we were in that game from start to finish. We didnâ€™t really create the opportunities that we would have liked, so we would like to improve upon that.â€
Stoke take on a Chelsea side smarting from two defeats on the spin â€“ losing to Crystal Palace in the top flight and Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League. While they are without Ramires due to suspension, Jose Mourinho also has doubts over Ashley Cole and Samuel Etoâ€™o for the visit, and Hughes wants to prepare well for whatever side Chelsea put out.
â€œWhen you go to a club who have resources like Chelsea do then it can be difficult to know what sort of team they will put up,â€ he added.
â€œAt the moment though Jose has a few lads missing so we can gauge some kind of an idea of what he is likely to do.
â€œUntil the team is confirmed an hour before kick-off you can never be sure, so we will do our homework on them, but we will put a lot of our efforts into making sure that we play to the levels that we have performed to recently.â€