Predicted Stoke City XI to play Queens Park Rangers - Two changes from Leicester defeat

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Match to be played on Saturday 20th September 2014 at 12:45. Venue: Loftus Road Stadium, London.

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes will be frustrated with the inconsistency shown by his side this season.

A brilliant win away at Manchester City was followed up by defeat against newly promoted Leicester City at home, which may prompt Hughes to make changes to his team this weekend for the trip to QPR.

Here’s the side he may go with.

GK – Asmir Begovic

A very consistent and impressive goalkeeper. Routinely linked with the best teams around Europe.

RB – Phil Bardsley

A very experienced right-back and a player that Hughes will be demanding more from.

CB – Ryan Shawcross

One of the most aggressive centre-backs around and a real leader at the back of this Stoke City team.

CB – Marc Wilson

Guilty of inconsistency. Needs to put together top quality defensive displays on a frequent basis.

LB – Eric Pieters

Pieters is swell suited to the Premier League and he was a stand out defender for the club last season. Hopefully he’ll produce one of his better performances.

RM – Marko Arnautovic

Jon Walters hasn’t trained in the build up to this game, which could see Arnautovic come back into the starting line-up.

CM – Steven N’Zonzi

N’Zonzi can provide that physical edge in midfield, as he looks to break up the play and stop the flow of QPR’s attacks.

CM – Charlie Adam

Adam could come back into the team as the player to control things in the middle of the team. His experience will also be vital.

AM – Bojan

Bojan is one of the most skilful players at the club. He can win this game single handed, Stoke just need to get him on the ball.

LM – Victor Moses

Moses needs to use his pace to his advantage. He should enjoy some space, which he can take advantage of on the counter.

ST – Peter Crouch

Crouch gives Stoke the option of hitting the ball long if they’re under pressure. He can hold play up and bring others into the game.

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