Dynamo Kiev v Stoke preview

Team news for Thursday night's Europa League Group E opener between Dynamo Kiev and Stoke at the Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium (kick-off 6pm).

Last Updated: 14/09/11 at 17:38

Crouch: Has stayed at home

Crouch: Has stayed at home

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Stoke's record signing Peter Crouch will miss the game having stayed at home as a precaution.

Crouch sat out a training session after making his debut for the Potters against Liverpool on Saturday and has not travelled to Ukraine, along with Matthew Etherington (back), Rory Delap (groin) and Marc Wilson (hamstring).

Jonathan Woodgate is not part of Stoke's Europa League squad list and Asmir Begovic has been rested, while Matthew Upson is with the group but will have his condition assessed before kick-off

Thomas Sorensen will take Begovic's place in goal and manager Tony Pulis is also likely to give a run-out to new recruits Cameron Jerome - yet to make his debut - and Wilson Palacios.

Stoke (from): Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Upson, Wilkinson, Whelan, Whitehead, Diao, Walters, Jones, Shotton, Arismendi, Pennant, Palacios, Jerome, Nash.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Europa League Fixtures

Thursday, 07 May 2015
20:05
Napoli v Dnipro  
Sevilla v Fiorentina  
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Dnipro v Napoli  
Fiorentina v Sevilla  
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
19:45
Semi-Final 1 Winner v Semi-Final 2 Winner  

Footer 365

Eden Hazard lands PFA Player of the Year award

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been named the PFA Player of the Year.

Harry Kane lands PFA Young Player of the Year award

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named the PFA Young Player of the Year.

Arsene Wenger says it is impossible for Chelsea to lose title

Arsene Wenger believes it is just a matter of time before Chelsea are crowned champions after their 0-0 draw at Arsenal.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company