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March 29 2017 12.24am

Stoke City v Palace

Bet365 Stadium, Saturday 3.00pm

Sam Allardyce

Sam Allardyce

Team news

New Crystal Palace signings Mamadou Sakho and Luka Milivojevic are both in the squad and available for selection.

On-loan Liverpool centre half Sakho is finally back to match fitness and Serbia international midfielder Milivojevic can play after gaining his visa.

Fellow new recruit Jeffrey Schlupp (hamstring) and Steve Mandanda (knee) are back in training, but captain Scott Dann (hamstring) misses out.

Shaqiri and Johnson are set to miss out once again on Saturday when Stoke host Crystal Palace.

Stoke City winger Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) and defender Glen Johnson (Achilles) are sidelined still. Ramadan Sobhi is on contention for a recall, but Jack Butland (ankle), Stephen Ireland (broken leg) and Geoff Cameron, Jonathan Walters (both knee) are all out.

Stoke (from): Grant, Given, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters, Bardsley, Muniesa, Whelan, Adam, Imbula, Allen, Afellay, Arnautovic, Sobhi, Crouch, Berahino, Bony, Diouf, Ngoy.

Palace (from): Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Delaney, Dann, Sakho, Van Aanholt, Fryers, Flamini, McArthur, Milivojevic, Ledley, Townsend, Kaikai, Cabaye, Zaha, Campbell, Schlupp, Remy, Lee, Phillips, C Benteke.


Sam Allardyce

"By the end of Sunday morning it was all clear what wed been through and how wed let ourselves down. We have got to take it on the chin and bounce back and show some fighting spirit.

"Luka has trained but not much here. He got back on Wednesday after sorting out his visa. He did a training programme at home. Some new players will play, but certainly all are in the squad."

Mark Hughes

"We've come off a good run but we were beaten last weekend so it's up to us to go on another run.

"You would imagine, without a doubt, that there will be a reaction from Palace. It was probably the worst result for us last week because Palace will be better and they will make changes. It's difficult to know which way they will go.

"Everyone assumes, and rightly so in my view, that if you are in a bit of trouble then Sam is your man to get you out. Everyone is willing to accept that and you sense there will be a reaction, hopefully after we've played them."

Stoke City - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
11th 24 7 8 9 29

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Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
18/09/2016 League Crystal Palace 4 - 1 Stoke City win
07/05/2016 League Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Stoke City win
30/01/2016 FA Cup Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Stoke City win
19/12/2015 League Stoke City 1 - 2 Crystal Palace win
21/03/2015 League Stoke City 1 - 2 Crystal Palace win

All time results

Last meeting

Stoke City 1-0 Palace

Saturday February 11 2017

Stoke City: Grant, Bardsley (Johnson, 58), Shawcross, 53), Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Adam (Afellay, 79), Arnautovic, Allen, Sobhi (Diouf, 82), Crouch

Subs not used: Muniesa, Berahino, Imbula, Given

Goals: Allen (67)

Bookings: Shawcross

Palace: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Delaney, van Aanholt, Milivojevic, McArthur (Remy, 87), Zaha (Schlupp, 68), Puncheon (Cabaye, 77), Townsend, Benteke

Subs not used: Speroni, Flamini, Campbell, Sakho

Bookings: Zaha, Delaney, Puncheon

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