Stoke manager Tony Pulis will monitor the fitness of John Carew ahead of the Barclays Premier League match against Chelsea.
The Norwegian striker has been suffering from a back complaint, causing him to miss the last two matches.
Goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen is also suffering from a similar injury after breaking down in the warm-up ahead of Denmark's friendly against Slovakia this week.
Team (from): Begovic, Sorensen, Huth, Wilson, Delap, Faye, Etherington, Whitehead, Jones, Collins, Fuller, Carew, Pugh, Whelan, Pennant, Wilkinson, Walters, Shawcross, Higginbotham, Diao, Shotton.
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