Team news: Nathan Collins recalled to starting XI
James Chester is on the bench as Nathan Collins makes his first Championship start under Michael O’Neill – and first since Leeds at home on August 24. He did play in the FA Cup at Brentford in January.
It’s two changes for Blackburn. In come Rothwell and Gallagher at the expense of Buckley and Samuel.
Stoke: Butland, Smith, Martins Indi, Batth, Collins, Thompson, Clucas, Allen, Powell, Ince, Campbell. Subs: Davies, Vokes, Chester, Diouf, Gregory, Oakley-Boothe, Cousins.
Blackburn: Walton, Nyambe, Johnson, Armstrong, Rothwell, Gallagher, Bell, Downing, Adarabioyo, Leniha, Travis. Subs: Leutwiler, Graham, Samuel, Brereton, Bennett, Rankin-Costello, Buckley.