Mark Hughes has made two changes from the Fulham side so badly beaten by West Ham on Boxing Day.

Chris Baird comes in for Carlos Salcido at left back and Damien Duff replaces Zoltan Gera in midfield.

Stoke are unchanged from their 2-0 win over Blackburn as both Matthew Etherington and Jon Walters passed fitness tests to play.

STOKE CITY (4-4-2): Begovic; Wilkinson, Huth, Shawcross, Collins; Pennant, Delap, Whitehead, Etherington; Walters, Jones. Subs: Sorensen, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Fuller, Wilson, Tuncay.

FULHAM (4-4-1-1): Schwarzer; Pantsil, Baird, Hughes, Hangeland; Etuhu, Murphy, Duff, Davies; Dempsey; A. Johnson. Subs: Stockdale, Halliche, Salcido, Dikgacoi, Greening, Gera, Kamara.