BREAKING | SCFC: Butland; Bardsley, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan (c), van Ginkel; Diouf, Shaqiri, Arnautovic; Joselu.
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#scfc Starting XI vs West Brom: Butland; Johnson, Cameron, Muniesa, Pieters; Whelan (c), van Ginkel; Shaqiri, Adam, Afellay; Diouf
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Mauricio Pochettino is confident Tottenham will this weekend exact revenge on Stoke after defeats home and away last season.
During a topsy-turvy first season at the White Hart Lane helm, one of the undoubted troughs for the former Argentina international came in November's home clash with the Potters.
That 2-1 home defeat was Spurs' third loss in four league games and led pressure to mount on Pochettino - a sticky period he survived and moved on from, leading the club to the Capital One Cup final and a fifth-placed finish.
Stoke once again exposed the north Londoners' soft underbelly before the season was out, though, winning 3-0 in May, giving Pochettino even more motivation to triumph when the sides meet again on Saturday.
It's true the last two games that we played at White Hart Lane and the Britannia Stadium we lost, but it's a good opportunity to take our revenge.
It's a different season, we're happy with our performance - disappointed with the result - against Manchester United but I think the way we played, our performance was good.
We need to show on Saturday that we deserved more.
Stoke new boy Xherdan Shaqiri has revealed manager Mark Hughes was a major factor in his club record £12m switch from Inter Milan.
The 23-year-old Switzerland international put pen to paper on a five-year deal at the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday to hand Hughes a significant boost, and later admitted the Welshman was key to his decision.
Shaqiri told the club's official website, www.stokecityfc.com: "It is very important for me to have the coach behind me showing great belief in me, and Mark Hughes has done that.
"He's a great guy, a great coach and somebody that I'm excited to work for.
"We have had many conversations, spoke about lots of different things and in the end, this was the move that I really wanted to make.
"It is the perfect move for me. Everything about it fits and for me, it is the perfect decision.
"I really want to show him and the rest of staff, players and supporters great football on the pitch and hopefully help move the club forward."
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Defender Ryan Shawcross is to undergo back surgery and will be out for at least two months, Stoke have announced.
Shawcross was limited to barely an hour of pre-season action because of a recurring back problem, and Stoke's medical department have decided surgery is the only option.
The Potters captain has only missed 12 Premier League games in the past five seasons.
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