Stoke head into the Premier League game against West Ham United looking to bounce back after a 1-0 defeat to Southampton last weekend.
Stoke have the incentive of moving into a comfortable top half of the table position with three points as Mark Hughes searches for some consistency from his side heading into a busy winter.
Stoke are missing Phil Bardsley and Peter Crouch for the game, both through suspension.
West Ham are one of the form teams in the Premier League and are fresh off a win against Manchester City.
Three points could see them move into third place by the end of the weekend as Sam Allardyce looks for his team to maintain the momentum they have been building up in recent weeks.
West Ham are sweating over the fitness of several key players who are carrying knocks heading into this game.
Stoke City: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters, N’Zonzi, Adam, Sidwell, Cameron, Moses, Walters
West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Noble, Amalfitano, Nolan, Downing, Valencia