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Stoke City will welcome Huddersfield Town to the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday as Paul Lambert embarks on hauling the hapless Potters out of relegation danger. They are without a win in their last 5 games and have conceded a whopping 12 goals as well. There are plenty of problems the Potters have to deal with but as of now, they will have to focus on ensuring they do not drop points when the Terriers pay a visit.
It is unsure as to whether or not Ryan Shawcross and Erik Pieters will be included. However, Glen Johnson will miss this one out with a knee injury.
Butland is regarded as one of the most promising goalkeepers in the Premier League at present and he has been a constant for the Potters, thus making it likely that Lambert could deploy him.
Bauer was quite impressive on his debut and he could start against Huddersfield as well, given the lack of options.
Zouma can be quite solid at the back and Lambert will need him to be at his sturdiest to keep an unpredictable Huddersfield attack at bay.
Zouma and Martins-Indi partner quite well, which could see Lambert deploy the duo together at the back.
Tymon started against Manchester United on Monday night and although he did not complete 90 minutes, he should start here again.
Allen should start in central midfield against Huddersfield. He knows how to provide cover for the defence and could also prove to be a good outlet to create counter-attacks.
Fletcher has struggled with pace to an extent but there is no denying the fact that he can prove to be quite useful in the middle. Lambert will hope that the player works his magic against Huddersfield.
The player’s creativity and energy have been quite influential for Stoke on the left flank and he could start on Saturday as well.
Shaqiri is likely to receive a start against Huddersfield and this will be a good chance for him to do some damage with his pace and trickery.
Ireland is agile and fast and has turned things around for himself quite remarkably. That should prompt Lambert to hand him a start on Saturday.
Diouf came close to scoring against Manchester United and looked quite solid, thus making it likely for him to start against Huddersfield.