Coming off the back of an impressive performance against Manchester United last week, can Stoke City pick up the win they desperately crave against Southampton?
Potters manager Mark Hughes hasn’t tasted victory for six PL games and the Welshman is up against a team he used to play for, and the Saints will certainly provide tough opposition on Saturday at the Britannia Stadium.
Mauricio Pochettino has named an unchanged side after the Saints took care of Fulham 2-0 last time out and sit fifth in the PL table after a hugely impressive start.
As for Stoke, Hughes has paired Marko Arnautovic and Peter Crouch together in attack again after they both scored against United at Old Trafford last week.
There will be an extreme clash in styles at Stoke with the home sides direct approach coming up against Southampton’s slick passing.
Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross (c), Huth, Pieters; Walters, Nzonzi, Ireland, Whelan, Arnautovic; Crouch
Southampton: Boruc, Clyne, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, Ward-Prowse, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Lambert