Charlie Adam
Tottenham players could reportedly snub Charlie Adam by not shaking his hand before the game.Reuters

Stoke City take on Tottenham Hotspur for the weekend Premier League fixture at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Catch the highlights of the game on Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10:30pm BST.


Stoke come into this fixture after being denied a victory against Cardiff City at the Cardiff City Stadium last weekend. The Welsh club salvaged a 1-1 draw courtesy of Peter Whittingham's penalty after Marko Arnautovic converted from the spot just before the half-time whistle.

The result ensured Mark Hughes' side remain 10th in the league table with 44 points, from 35 matches. They are assured of top-flight football next season and only have to play for a higher finish up the table.

Stoke have won five out of their last six league fixtures at home and have gone unbeaten since January.

Meanwhile, Spurs extended their winning run in the league at White Hart Lane to three matches after beating Fulham 3-1 last Saturday. Paulinho opened the scoring for the hosts in the 35th minute, only to see Steve Sidwell restore parity two minutes later.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane has scored three goals in his last three league appearances for Tottenham.Reuters

Harry Kane and Younes Kaboul ensured there were no upsets in north London as Tim Sherwood's side held on for all three points.

Tottenham's hopes of finishing fourth are out of their hands as they need Arsenal and Everton to not win any of their three remaining matches. After playing 35 matches, they are currently sixth in the league table with 63 points, seven points behind fourth placed Gunners.

This clash is however marred with a slightly bitter taste with Stoke's Charlie Adam being at the centre due to his tackle in the corresponding fixture in December that saw Paulinho ruled out for over a month.

What Managers Say

Mark Hughes: "We haven't achieved anything yet, but we are here with just three weeks of the season to go with the opportunity of making history on several different fronts. I don't believe the Club have recorded five straight league victories at the Britannia Stadium in its Premier League history, so that would be a fantastic achievement for us all if we were able to do that."

Tim Sherwood: "It's always tough at Stoke. They've picked up of late and will be a different proposition to the team we played earlier this season. Stoke have taken some big scalps at home and we don't want to be added to that list. They will have a lot of passion and endeavour, we'll look to match that, quieten down the crowd and play our football."

Team Form

Tim Sherwood
Tim Sherwood's hopes of guiding Tottenham to a fourth place finish in the league is very bleak.Reuters

Stoke City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W L W W
  • Last Result: Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W L W
  • Last Result: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Fulham

Team News

Stoke City

  • Injured: Matthew Etherington (back), Robert Huth (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Odemwingie, N'Zonzi, Adam, Arnautovic; Walters, Crouch

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Injured: Etienne Capoue (match fitness), Jan Vertonghen (ankle), Kyle Walker (pelvis), Erik Lamela (back)
  • Doubtful: Mousa Dembele (ankle)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Lloris; Naughton, Kaboul, Dawson, Rose; Lennon, Bentaleb, Paulinho, Eriksen; Kane, Adebayor