Competition: Premier League Date: Saturday 17th December 2016 Venue: Britannia Stadium Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT
Stoke’s latest absentee is Marko Arnautovic, who earned a suspension for three matches following his red card against Southampton in midweek. Mame Biram Diouf is the most likely replacement.
Ryan Shawcross is back available, whilst Mark Hughes may also benefit from the availability of Erik Pieters and Marc Muniesa.
Leicester are unlikely to recall Danny Drinkwater for the weekend, after he missed the midweek defeat to Bournemouth, but Kasper Schmeichel may make his return from a broken hand.
Danny Simpson is also available for the defending champions, after serving his suspension.
Stoke’s hard-fought draw with Southampton was a fine result in midweek, as they played over an hour with ten-men, and Mark Hughes side will be confident of another positive result at the Britannia this weekend- where the Potters have won four of their last five.
Situated just four points above the relegation zone, Leicester City have won just once away from home all season and are yet to secure three points on their travels in the Premier League. Having lost their last four away from home in all competitions, the situation looks increasingly bleak for Claudio Ranieri’s side.
Stoke should be able to secure a victory that may move them into the top-half of the table over Christmas, whilst Leicester need to fix their problems quickly if they’re to avoid further problems in the second-half of the campaign.
Grant, Johnson, Shawcross, Indi, Pieters, Adam, Whelan, Shaqiri, Allen, Diouf, Walters
Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, King, Amartey, Albrighton, Vardy, Slimani
Leicester have lost seven of their eight away matches in the Premier League this season, winning none.
Stoke have only won two of their last six league matches.