The Transfer Tavern is awash with Stoke City fans this week demanding a comfortable win against Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace.
The Potters are now an established Premier League team and the fans dream of pushing for European football. However, Mark Hughes will always demand safety before dreaming of anything grander given the volatile nature of the league.
Stoke City are currently 11th in the table on 29 points and with fixtures coming up against Tottenham, Man City and Chelsea fans will see this weekend’s game at Crystal Palace as a vital step towards securing another season in the top flight.
Crystal Palace will arrive at the Bet365 Stadium this weekend on the back of a 4-0 home loss to bottom club Sunderland. Sam Allardyce will be desperate to beat Stoke City and our landlord expects an explosive fixture.
So, who will start for Stoke City this weekend? This is how the main man behind the bar thinks they’ll shape up…