This is the game that could, in theory, kick start our season. I can’t remember the last time we won two in a row. If we beat Stoke we will be in the top half of the league for the first time since the first few weeks of the season.
There will be at least one enforced change tomorrow, with Craig Bellamy suspended because he has reached five bookings. I imagine Diego Tristan will start alongside Carlton Cole. Lucas Neill may also be replaced by Julien Faubert due to a twisted ankle. Otherwise, expect the rest of the team to look the same.
Green, Ilunga, Upson, Davenport, Faubery, Noble, Parker, Behrami, Collison, Cole, Tristan.