With Diafra Sakho a doubt because of a shoulder injury picked up during last week’s 2-1 victory against Man City, it gives a chance for our other attacking players to prove their goal scoring ability at Stoke today.
We’ve got strength in depth this season so having our top goal scorer out shouldn’t hurt us as much as it perhaps would’ve done in previous campaigns. Carlton Cole and Mauro Zarate are the obvious contenders, with Enner Valencia also able to take the leading role up top if need be – and he’s got plenty of goals in him.
Other than that, there’s no real reason to change a winning side. Although the return of James Tomkins and Matt Jarvis may give Sam Allardyce a selection headache this afternoon.
Here are the confirmed starting line ups for this afternoon…
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