– Stoke City manager Tony Pulis
"I think you have got to recognise the strength they have got.
"You have got to recognise you are competing against overwhelming odds in a lot of respects.
"That is why they are champions-elect - they have got the best team and the best players.
"We have to pick a team we think will work as hard as they possibly can to nullify their strengths, and also give us an opportunity to compete at the other end of the pitch as well."