Confirmed: Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City line-ups

Here is how Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Blackburn starting XI: Eastwood, Henley, Duffy, Kilgallon, Olsson, Taylor, Cairney, Williamson, Marshall, Gestede, King

Blackburn subs: Steele, Spurr, Hanley, Rhodes, Varney, Evans, Conway

Stoke starting XI: Butland, Cameron, Muniesa, Wollscheid, Bardsley, Arnautovic, N'Zonzi, Whelan, Moses, Crouch, Diouf

Stoke subs: Sorensen, Wilkinson, Adam, Teixeira, Shenton, Palacios, Sidwell

Blackburn Rovers welcome Stoke City to Ewood Park this weekend as the two sides go head-to-head in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Considering their home form in the competition, Rovers will be quietly confident of defeating their top-tier opponents. After all, they have lost two of their last 20 home matches in the FA Cup.

As for Stoke, they are undefeated in their last seven meetings against today’s opponents, with the Potters winning on six occasions.

But something needs to give later today, as the two clubs have met twice before in this competition and they have one win apiece.

Stoke are currently 10th in the Premier League and are enjoying a fine season under Mark Hughes, while Rovers are ninth in the Championship, 10 points outside the play-off places.

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