Potters expected to ring the changes

Stoke are expected to restore Ricardo Fuller and Liam Lawrence to the starting line-up for Saturday's match against Birmingham at St Andrew's.

Last Updated: 21/08/09 at 16:42

Fuller: Restored to the starting XI

Fuller: Restored to the starting XI

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Fuller looks certain to rejoin James Beattie in attack while Lawrence is expected to oust Richard Cresswell from the right of midfield.

Long-throw specialist Rory Delap is likely to retain his place in midfield, meaning either Glenn Whelan or Matthew Etherington will be demoted to the bench, to accommodate Fuller's return to the team in a tactical switch.

City (from): Sorensen, Wilkinson, Shawcross, Abdoulaye Faye, Higginbotham, Lawrence, Whitehead, Delap, Whelan, Etherington, Beattie, Fuller, Simonsen, Cresswell, Pugh, Griffin, Cort, Kitson, Dickinson, Amdy Faye.

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Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v Aston Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
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Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
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Burnley v Chelsea  

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2 Aston Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Thu, 31 Jul 2014

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