Tony Pulis' hosts have won only one of their last seven domestic games and lost 5-0 last time out, while Neil Warnock's newly promoted club have not picked up a point in two games
Wilkinson, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson
Pennant, Delap, Whelan, Etherington
QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Young, Gabbidon, Ferdinand, Traore
Barton, Derry, Faurlin, Wright-Phillips
For Queens Park Rangers, Akos Buzsaky (ankle), DJ Campbell (foot), Kieron Dyer (foot), Fitz Hall (hamstring), Rob Hulse (knee) and Matthew Connolly are all out with injuries, while Martin Rowlands and Patrick Agyemang are unavailable as they duo have gone out on loan.
| DID YOU KNOW?
- Stoke City are meeting QPR for the first time in the Premier League, with their previous recent clashes taking place in the Championship.
- The last time these two sides met was in March 2008, when Tony Pulis' men were subject to a 3-0 defeat.
- The hosts have hit a torrid patch of form in recent weeks, as they have won only one of their last seven league games. Five of those were defeats.
- If all games ended at half-time, QPR would have slipped one place downwards to 12th while Stoke would be rock bottom.
- Heidar Helguson (pictured right) has made four starts in the league, and has managed to score three goals.
- The two teams have met 29 times through the course of their respective histories, and QPR have won 15 matches while Stoke have had to settle for eight wins. The remaining games were drawn.
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