Stoke City welcome Southampton the Britannia Stadium on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET online via Live Extra) with the Potters aiming to cement their spot in the top 10 and Saints eager to stay in the hunt for a top four finish.
Against all the odds Ronald Koeman has led Southampton to an incredible charge up the standings this campaign and with six games to go his side are four points off Manchester City in fourth. Saints have nothing to lose and have won three of their last five as they aim to finish a stellar campaign on a high.
As for Stoke, they haven’t won in five games but should have beaten West Ham last time out. Mark Hughes’ men are gunning for their highest points total and finish in their PL history, so there’s still plenty riding on this game.
In team news Stoke bring in Pieters, Ireland and Diouf from the team which drew with West Ham, while Saints make two changes as Nathaniel Clyne comes in for the suspended Victor Wanyama with Toby Alderweireld moving from center back to midfield. Dusan Tadic comes in for Shane Long.
Stoke City: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Pieters; Nzonzi, Whelan; Walters, Ireland, Arnautovic; Diouf. Subs: Butland, Bardsley, Wilson, Adam, Sidwell, Teixeira, Crouch
Southampton: K. Davis, Clyne, Fonte, Alderweireld, Yoshida, Bertrand, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Tadic, Mane, Pelle. Subs: Gazzaniga, Gardos, Long, Ward-Prowse, Elia, Reed, Targett