David Moyes' men will be hoping to ensure they finish above their Merseyside counterparts for the first time since 2005 but face an in-form Potters side at the Britannia
Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson
Pennant, Whitehead, Palacios, Etherington
Hibbert, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin
Osman, Fellaini, Neville, Gibson, Pienaar
Peter Crouch will hope to retain his place up front for Stoke, after scoring his tenth Premier League goal of the season in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the weekend.
Tony Pulis has no fresh injury worries ahead of Tuesday's game at the Britannia Stadium, with only long-term absentees Mamady Sidibie, Andy Wilkinson and Salif Diao unavailable.
Everton boss David Moyes faces a similiar scenario, having no new injury concerns for Tuesday night, but is still without Leighton Baines and Jack Rodwell.
Thus he will be keen to stick with the same squad which recorded a comprehensive 4-0 win against Fulham at the weekend, and valiantly battled back to secure a 4-4 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Stoke have lost just one Premier League game this season when Peter Crouch has scored.
- And Tony Pulis will be happy with his striker's impact, considering Crouch is still The Potters' most expensive player at £10million
- Everton have won 53 times in this fixture, compared to Stoke's 29 victories.
- And Pulis has only tasted victory against David Moyes twice since taking charge of the Potters back in 2006.
- Nikita Jelavic (pictured right) has been a revalation for Everton since signing in January, scoring more Premier League goals (8) than he has made starts (7)
- Stoke have the oldest squad in the league, with an average age of 28 whilst Everton have an average of 26.
- Despite recent form, Everton will not be taking victory for granted, having not won a single league game against a team who play in red all season.