Stoke v Blackburn preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Stoke and Blackburn at the Britannia Stadium (kick-off 12.45pm).

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Crouch: Needs a fitness test

Crouch: Needs a fitness test

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Stoke striker Peter Crouch is an injury doubt for the Potters.

Crouch has been nursing a groin complaint and along with midfield pair Matthew Etherington and Rory Delap (both back problems), will undergo a late fitness test.

Potters boss Tony Pulis has confirmed that goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen, who was picked ahead of Asmir Begovic for last week's defeat against QPR, will keep his place in the starting XI.

Chris Samba and Martin Olsson are both likely to miss out for Blackburn with hamstring injuries.

Ryan Nelsen is back in training but not match-fit while David Dunn is suspended.

Jason Lowe is back from his ban, Michel Salgado is expected to have shaken off a knock picked up last weekend while keeper Paul Robinson is available despite receiving a gashed head against Wigan.

Stoke (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Nash, Huth, Upson, Woodgate, Shawcross, Wilson, Wilkinson, Whelan, Whitehead, Diao, Etherington, Walters, Jerome, Shotton, Arismendi, Pennant, Delap, Crouch, Palacios, Jones, Higginbotham, Fuller.

Blackburn (from): Robinson, Bunn, Lowe, Dann, Salgado, Givet, Hanley, Rochina, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Petrovic, Dunn, Hoilett, Yakubu, Goodwillie, Formica, Roberts, Slew.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
15:00
Arsenal v C Palace  
Burnley v Chelsea  
Leicester v Everton  
Liverpool v Southampton  
Man Utd v Swansea  
Newcastle v Man City  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A 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 Sun, 06 Jul 2014

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