Swansea City have tumbled down the table after a fantastic start to the season, and will look to buck the recent struggles on the road at Stoke City, live on NBCSN at 11am ET or live online at NBC Sports Live Extra.
Swansea’a tumble has only seen them down as far as eighth, and things could stabilize with a win.
The visitors have paired Wilfried Bony and Wayne Routledge up top, but the two will be without Jonjo Shelvey’s support as the midfielder is suspended. They do have Angel Rangel back from suspension, and he starts in defense.
For the home side, Mark Hughes also looks to put some recent struggles behind the club, with three losses in their last four. He and the squad can return to the top six in the table with a win.
Hughes has Victor Moses and Mame Biram Diouf available and both start, with Steve Sidwell returning to the bench and Peter Crouch in good form up top.
Stoke City: Begovic; Bardsley, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Nzonzi, Adam, Diouf, Ireland, Moses; Crouch
Bench: Sorensen, Muniesa, Walters, Cameron, Sidwell, Assaidi, Bojan.
Swansea City: Fabianski; Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Carroll, Ki, Sigurdsson, Dyer; Routledge, Bony.
Bench: Tremmel, Bartley, Shephard, Fulton, Montero, Emnes, Gomis.