Stoke set to be unchanged

Stoke City

Stoke have no new problems and boss Paul Lambert may name an unchanged side for the visit of Watford.

Lambert won his first game in charge against Huddersfield on January 20, when defenders Ryan Shawcross and Erik Pieters both made their returns from injury.

Recent signing Konstantinos Stafylidis will hope to make his debut but Glen Johnson and Jese Rodriguez remain out.

Gerard Deulofeu could be handed his Watford debut after completing his loan switch from Barcelona.

Midfielder Tom Cleverley will also be available to manager Javi Gracia after overcoming a hamstring issue, but goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes (back) is expected to miss out.

Younes Kaboul (foot), Miguel Britos (ankle), Kiko Femenia, Will Hughes (both hamstring), Isaac Success, Craig Cathcart, and Nathaniel Chalobah (all knee) remain unavailable.