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

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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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A Villa v Arsenal  
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2 A Villa 4 3 10
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7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
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11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
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14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

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