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Hugo Rodallega takes a shot. Blocked by Ryan Shawcross.
Geoff Cameron handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ashkan Dejagah crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Robert Huth.
The official flags Kenwyne Jones offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Glenn Whelan on Dimitar Berbatov, free kick awarded. Sascha Riether restarts play with the free kick.
Dimitar Berbatov crosses the ball, clearance made by Ryan Shotton.
Jonathan Walters sends in a cross, Sascha Riether makes a clearance.
Dean Whitehead comes on in place of Charlie Adam.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mladen Petric by Jonathan Walters. Hugo Rodallega on for Steve Sidwell. Direct free kick taken by Dimitar Berbatov.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Chris Baird. Geoff Cameron restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Damien Duff from the right by-line, save by Asmir Begovic.
Kenwyne Jones comes on in place of Peter Crouch.
Shot by Mladen Petric from 25 yards. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
Effort on goal by Michael Kightly from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save by Asmir Begovic.
Charlie Adam produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target. Damien Duff comes on in place of Giorgos Karagounis.
Aaron Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Crouch. Michael Kightly comes on in place of Matthew Etherington. Free kick crossed by Glenn Whelan.
Chris Baird has a drilled shot. Blocked by Robert Huth. Ashkan Dejagah is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Charlie Adam on Chris Baird, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Chris Baird.
Ashkan Dejagah delivers the ball, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.
Foul by Charlie Adam on Giorgos Karagounis, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ashkan Dejagah.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Close range header by Ryan Shawcross goes wide of the left-hand post.
Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington, Robert Huth takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Glenn Whelan has a drilled shot. Blocked by Chris Baird.
Ashkan Dejagah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters. Charlie Adam delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Matthew Etherington delivers the ball, Aaron Hughes makes a clearance.
Foul by Matthew Etherington on Giorgos Karagounis, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line, Unfair challenge on Mark Schwarzer by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Mark Schwarzer takes the free kick.
Charlie Adam takes a shot. Philippe Senderos gets a block in.
Glenn Whelan takes the inswinging corner, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Senderos on Asmir Begovic. Asmir Begovic takes the direct free kick.
Geoff Cameron concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashkan Dejagah. Booking for Geoff Cameron. Sascha Riether delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Asmir Begovic.
Ashkan Dejagah sends in a cross.
Peter Crouch concedes a free kick for a foul on Philippe Senderos. Direct free kick taken by Philippe Senderos.
Charlie Adam has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.
Shot from just outside the box by Giorgos Karagounis goes over the bar.
Effort on goal by Glenn Whelan from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Jonathan Walters delivers the ball, save by Mark Schwarzer.
Foul by Ashkan Dejagah on Matthew Etherington, free kick awarded. Robert Huth takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by John Arne Riise, Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Ryan Shotton, save by Mark Schwarzer.
A cross is delivered by Dimitar Berbatov, save by Asmir Begovic.
Unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Ryan Shawcross results in a free kick. Dimitar Berbatov takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Glenn Whelan. Steve Sidwell restarts play with the free kick.
Header from close in by Mladen Petric misses to the right of the goal.
Matthew Etherington takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Ryan Shawcross takes a shot.
Foul by Mladen Petric on Robert Huth, free kick awarded. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
Glenn Whelan has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Mladen Petric. Ryan Shawcross restarts play with the free kick.
Ryan Shotton sends in a cross.
Mladen Petric takes a shot. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.
Goal scored by Charlie Adam from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Stoke 1-0 Fulham.Peter Crouch provided the assist for the goal.
Mladen Petric concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Huth. Asmir Begovic takes the indirect free kick.
Matthew Etherington fouled by Ashkan Dejagah, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Walters, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Philippe Senderos on Matthew Etherington. Philippe Senderos booked. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Charlie Adam, Philippe Senderos makes a clearance. Ryan Shawcross is ruled offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan by Steve Sidwell results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glenn Whelan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mladen Petric on Ryan Shawcross. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Robert Huth misses to the left of the goal.
Centre by Jonathan Walters.
Glenn Whelan takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
The ball is sent over by John Arne Riise, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.
Steven Nzonzi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov. Chris Baird takes the free kick.
Ryan Shawcross gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mladen Petric. Indirect free kick taken by John Arne Riise.
Unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell by Charlie Adam results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.
Ryan Shotton challenges Giorgos Karagounis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Arne Riise.
Giorgos Karagounis has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
Corner taken by Ashkan Dejagah from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Walters.
The referee penalises Jonathan Walters for handball. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Berbatov best summer buy - Pulis
Stoke boss Tony Pulis feels Fulham's Dimitar Berbatov has been one of the stand-out stars of the Barclays Premier League season so far.
Berbatov, having fallen out of favour at Manchester United, joined the Cottagers on transfer deadline day in August, becoming manager Martin Jol's most high-profile recruit of the summer.
A day later the 31-year-old Bulgarian striker made his debut as a substitute, since when he has scored five goals in seven starts, and Pulis - whose side host Fulham at the Britannia Stadium - has no doubt Jol has made a very shrewd move.
"He is a good manager and he is very well respected around the country," Pulis said of his counterpart.
"Fulham have some good players and I think Berbatov has been the outstanding buy for them.
"He is the glue that knits it all together.
"He looks as if he is really, really enjoying himself having found a home where he is the main player. Looking at him, he is just showing the class that he possesses."
Asked if there had been a better signing made by a Premier League club over the summer, Pulis said: "It doesn't look like it at the moment."
He added: "I think our supporters will see one of the best players in the Premier League on Saturday on the ball.
"He can win games by himself and has been a great signing for Martin.
"Berbatov is one of the outstanding players in the Premier League this year. It is worth the admission fee just to see him play."
Stoke could be without defender Andy Wilkinson for the match.
Wilkinson had to come off in the first half of Monday's 1-1 draw at West Ham due to a back problem and has undergone a scan.
If he is ruled out, his replacement at Upton Park, Ryan Shotton, is likely to deputise once again at full-back.
Midfielder Dean Whitehead is back available after being suspended for the game against the Hammers, but striker Michael Owen is not expected to be ready to make his return from a hamstring complaint, while midfielder Rory Delap (hernia) and defender Marc Wilson (broken leg) remain sidelined.
Meanwhile, Ashkan Dejagah believes Fulham need to forget their free-flowing football and show some fight at Stoke.
The Cottagers have been one of the most entertaining teams in the Barclays Premier League this season, scoring 25 goals in their opening 12 matches.
However, summer signing Dejagah knows they will need to show a grittier side at the Britannia Stadium if they are to get a positive result.
"The players tell me that Stoke are very direct and it's not easy to play at their ground," the winger told official website fulhamfc.com.
"They have some big players and they like to play long balls.
"We must fight in this game - it's not a match to play football. If we fight for each other we can win this game."
Mahamadou Diarra and Chris Baird return for the match and will no doubt help to shore up the midfield.
Martin Jol's side will be without a number of players, though, as captain Brede Hangeland is unavailable through suspension and Bryan Ruiz and Mickael Tavares are both injured.
Wingers Alex Kacaniklic and Kieran Richardson are also out, but Dejagah is happy to fill the void on the left if called upon.
"The right is my favourite but I've played on the left before for Wolfsburg," the Iran international said.
"The manager is the boss and he will decide who will play there on Saturday."
Dejagah will be hoping to return to the starting line-up after being named among the substitutes for last weekend's disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Sunderland.
He has been on the bench more often than not since his move from the Bundesliga, thanks in no small part to the injury that sidelined him when he first moved to west London.
Dejagah is now back to full fitness, though, and looking to build on his lone start at the Emirates Stadium, where Fulham held Arsenal to a 3-3 draw.
"It was a big game for me," he said. "It was my first match for Fulham from the beginning and it was against Arsenal at an amazing stadium.
"It was a good game. It ended 3-3 so we were very happy to score three goals at Arsenal.
"I was very happy that the manager gave me the chance to start the game. It showed he believes in me.
"I feel very good after my injury. The physios have been great and I'm very happy here. It's good to now be involved with the first team."
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