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Stoke boss Tony Pulis will make significant changes from the side knocked out of Europe on Thursday night.

The Potters boss left nine first-team players at home for the 1-0 defeat by Valencia, including the likes of Peter Crouch, Jon Walters and Matthew Etherington, and all are likely to come in as Stoke look to arrest a run of four straight league defeats.

Robert Huth serves the final match of a three-game ban but Rory Delap is available after having his red card at Crawley overturned, while Pulis could give Asmir Begovic a start in goal ahead of Thomas Sorensen.

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers has a near full-strength squad to pick from.

Rodgers, who is himself in a race against time to shake off a bout of flu before the match, will be boosted by a return to fitness by midfielder Joe Allen after he missed the 3-2 home defeat by Norwich.

However, Kemy Agustien looks set to miss out after he picked up a knock in training and fellow midfielder Andrea Orlandi (hamstring) is also a doubt.

Right-back Curtis Obeng could be in line for his debut following his recent arrival from Wrexham.

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

Swansea (from): Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Caulker, Tate, Britton, Graham, Sinclair, Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Monk, McEachran, Lita, Moore, Bessone, Rangel, Situ, Allen, Tremmel, Gower, Richards, Sigurdsson, Obeng.

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