Stoke could revert to a simple (1)4-5-1. Butland will retain his goalkeeping position. The back four looks to contain Bauer, Zouma, Shawcross and Pieters. The back line still with battles with lots of injuries, however things seem to be returning to normal for Stoke City now, following some decent form of late, and 2 clean sheets in a row believe it or not! Adam and Fletcher should start in the central midfield position with Shaqiri, Allen and Choupo-Moting in the attacking areas. It is expected that Diouf will be played as the lone striker Stoke City assets appear ever more lucrative, with a new manager, good fixtures coming up, including Watford this week, and key players such as Shaqiri, it is hard to ignore the potential there. Make note that Allen is playing as a number 10 now!
Bauer – Zouma – Shawcross – Pieters
Fletcher – Adam
Shaqiri – Allen – Choupo-Moting