Stoke boss Mark Hughes has a trio of midfielders unavailable for the Premier League clash with Crystal Palace at the Britannia Stadium.
Brek Shea, who sustained medial ligament damage in pre-season, is not yet ready to return to action, nor is Wilson Palacios after he was taken out of the starting line-up for last weekend's 1-0 loss at Liverpool at the last minute and underwent what the Potters will only describe as "a minor surgical procedure".
The other absentee for the Palace match - Hughes' first competitive home fixture as Stoke manager - is Jamie Ness due to an unspecified problem.
Winger Jason Puncheon could go straight into Crystal Palace's side for the trip to Stoke following his season-long loan move from Southampton.
Jerome Thomas, however, is still out with an ankle injury, as is midfielder Yannick Bolasie (hamstring).
Captain Paddy McCarthy (groin) continues his rehabilitation, along with forward Glenn Murray (knee).
Stoke: Begovic, Sorensen, Butland, Cameron, Huth, Wilson, Shawcross, Wilkinson, Shotton, Muniesa, Pieters, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam, Kightly, Etherington, Pennant, Walters, Jones, Crouch, Jerome.
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Gabbidon, Moxey, Ward, Delaney, Wilbraham, Dobbie, Garvan, Williams, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Gayle, Alexander, Puncheon, Phillips, Chamakh, Gomez, Campana, O'Keefe, Marange.