Fourth-placed Spurs have won four of their last five but face sturdy opposition in a side that has conceded the fewest goals in the EPL and collected eight clean sheets.
Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Naughton
Lennon, Sandro, Dembele, Bale
Cameron, Huth, Shawcross, Wilkinson
Adam, Whelan, N'zonzi, Etherington
Coming off the back of a hard-fought win against Swansea last weekend, Tottenham heads into Saturday's clash with a number of key players returning from injury.
Andre Villas-Boas is still without defender Younes Kaboul (knee) but could have both Gareth Bale and Benoit Assou-Ekotto sharp enough to start, with the pair having recently returned to first-team training. Michael Dawson and Scott Parker are also expected to be fit but may be restricted to substitutes' roles. In goal, Hugo Lloris looks set to continue getting the nod over Brad Friedel.
Up front, Villas-Boas is likely to continue with both Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe.
The visitors, meanwhile, have injury concerns in the form of Rory Delap (hernia), Marc Wilson (broken leg) and Michael Owen (hamstring). Elsewhere, Tony Pulis is likely to stick with the same back four that started against Everton and has been a source of strength for the Potters all season.
Pulis' striker choices are less certain, however, with Cameron Jerome and Kenwyne Jones - who scored his first goal in 28 Premier League games last week - also pushing for a starting berth.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- If every Premier League match this season finished after 80 minutes, Tottenham would currently be top of the table. The North London outfit has conceded 10 goals in the final 15 minutes of matches - tied for the worst tally in the league.
- Spurs have won their last three home matches, as well as four of their last five Premier League fixtures overall.
- Four of Tottenham's players have contributed three Premier League assists so far this season: Clint Dempsey, Aaron Lennon, Mousa Dembele and Tom Huddlestone.
- Spurs have a favorable head-to-head record against Stoke, having beaten the Potters four times and losing on only three occasions, with the sides sharing the points once in eight fixtures.
- Stoke has amassed a total of eight clean sheets so far this season - the highest tally in the Premier League. The Potters have also conceded the fewest goals in the division: 13.
- The Potters are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run, with their last defeat coming at the hands of Chris Hughton's Norwich in early November.
- Stoke has drawn nine times this season, more than half of the club's games. Pulis' men top the table in this regard, although the mark is shared with Everton.
- Three sides at tied for lowest total for goals scored this season: Aston Villa, QPR, and Stoke. Stoke's top scorer so far this term has been Peter Crouch (pictured, right) who has four Premier League goals to his name.