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Stoke manager Tony Pulis is hopeful defender Andy Wilkinson and winger Jermaine Pennant will be back in contention for the game.

Both players missed the 2-2 draw with Wigan last week but have recovered well from their respective knee and hamstring complaints.

Marc Wilson is also ready to take part having served a one-game ban against the Latics.

Blackpool have no fresh injury worries ahead of the game.

Ludovic Sylvestre could return at the Britannia Stadium after a hamstring strain, while Alex Baptiste is continuing his recovery from a knee problem.

Matt Gilks, Chris Basham, Billy Clarke (all knee), Marlon Harewood (hamstring) and Louis Almond (shoulder) remain sidelined.

Summer signing Malaury Martin, who damaged his knee shortly after joining the Seasiders, is back in training with the club following a period of rehabilitation in France and is expected to make his debut in January.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Faye, Shawcross, Collins, Wilkinson, Higginbotham, Diao, Wilson, Delap, Whitehead, Whelan, Etherington, Pennant, Walters, Fuller, Jones, Gudjohnsen, Tuncay.

Blackpool (from): Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Adam, Vaughan, Varney, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Grandin, Phillips, Edwards, Carney, Euell, Sylvestre, Keinan, Southern, Ormerod, Halstead.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
12:45
West Ham v Man City  
15:00
Liverpool v Hull City  
So'ton v Stoke  
S'land v Arsenal  
W Brom v C Palace  
17:30
Swansea v Leicester  
Sunday, 26 October 2014
13:30
Burnley v Everton  
Tottenham v Newcastle  
16:00
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Monday, 27 October 2014
20:00
QPR v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 8 15 22
2 Man City 8 10 17
3 So'ton 8 14 16
4 West Ham 8 4 13
5 Liverpool 8 1 13
6 Man Utd 8 3 12
7 Arsenal 8 2 11
8 Swansea 8 1 11
9 Tottenham 8 -1 11
10 Stoke 8 -1 11
11 Hull City 8 0 10
12 A Villa 8 -8 10
13 Everton 8 0 9
14 W Brom 8 -1 9
15 Leicester 8 -2 9
16 C Palace 8 -3 8
17 S'land 8 -7 8
18 Newcastle 8 -6 7
19 Burnley 8 -9 4
20 QPR 8 -12 4

Updated Tue, 21 Oct 2014

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