On the back of the 5-0 win over Leicester City, Roy Hodgson is likely to stick with an unchanged side for the trip to Stoke City. So despite scoring from the penalty spot as a substitute, Christian Benteke seems set to settle for a place among the substitutes once more. Jeffrey Schlupp made his return from injury from the bench last weekend, and could again feature as a substitute at the bet365 Stadium. Scott Dann and Bakary Sako remain sidelind, and while Jason Puncheon is closing in on a first-team return, Hodgson revealed that the midfielder, along with striker Connor Wickham, are unlikely to feature before the end of the season.
Ward – Sakho – Tomkins – Van Aanholt
Loftus-Cheek – Milivojevic – Cabaye – McArthur
Zaha – Townsend