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Stoke will check on the fitness of Matthew Etherington and Jon Walters ahead of their game against the Toffees on New Year's Day.

Etherington (ankle) and Walters (shoulder) both had to come off during Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Fulham as they were still feeling the effects of the knocks they had picked up in the 2-0 win at Blackburn on Boxing Day.

Robert Huth is suspended after collecting his fifth booking of the season in the game against the Cottagers.

Everton will again give fitness tests to defenders Phil Jagielka and John Heitinga ahead of the trip to the Potteries.

Jagielka (thigh) and Heitinga (knee) are both said to have an "outside chance" of featuring, according to manager David Moyes.

Striker Victor Anichebe is again missing as he serves the second game of a three-match suspension, while midfield talisman Tim Cahill will play his final match before joining up with his Australia team-mates for the Asia Cup.

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

Everton (from): Howard, Hibbert, Neville, Distin, Baines, Coleman, Fellaini, Osman, Pienaar, Cahill, Arteta, Saha, Rodwell, Bilyaletdinov, Beckford, Yakubu, Gueye, Baxter, Duffy, Jagielka, Heitinga, Mucha.

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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
Man Utd v Chelsea  
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 Thu, 23 Oct 2014

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