John O'Shea returns to the Sunderland XI in the only change from the 0-0 draw with Burnley in the FA Cup.
Billy Jones is on the bench but is not fit enough to start. Donald Love is set to return to right-back with Jason Denayer moving into midfield with Jack Rodwell.
Mark Hughes has recalled Glenn Whelan to his side, with Joe Allen playing off Peter Crouch.
Sunderland XI: Mannone, Love, Djilibodji, O'Shea, Van Aanholt, Larsson, Rodwell, Denayer, Borini, Januzaj, Defoe
Subs: Mika, Maja, Asoro, Embleton, Jones, Manquillo, Honeyman
Stoke XI: Grant, Johnson, Martins Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Adam, Shaqiri, Allen, Arnautovic, Crouch
Subs: Given, Bardsley, Muniesa, Afellay, Imbula, Taylor, Ngoy