At the time of writing there is no official word from the club in terms of team news. We do know that Etienne Capoue returned to training in midweek but this may be a little too soon for the Frenchman to return to the team while we will have to assume that Jan Vertonghen, Erik Lamela and Kyle Walker are all sidelined.
Don’t rule out a return for Sandro – Tim Sherwood was involved in a similar, if milder exchange of views with Paulinho before bringing him back into the side and it may just be the coach’s way of ‘firing them up’!
Up front, there may be a switch to 4-5-1 at a ground where Stoke are very strong but hopefully, Harry Kane’s three goals in three games will keep him in the starting XI.
Here’s how we think it will start – although we would rather see Sandro and Sigurdsson brought in for Paulinho and Chadli. In the meantime, what’s your view?