Stoke City are on a three match unbeaten streak, picking up seven points from a possible nine, just when they were being sucked into the relegation scrap. With the prospect of dropping into the bottom three now totally unrealistic, they can finish the season on a confident high.
They face Tottenham on Sunday, with André Villas-Boas' side still chasing the Champions League. After drawing in their important game with Chelsea in midweek, Spurs are a point in arrears of North London rivals Arsenal and the top four. They still have all to play for.
If Spurs were to win they'd become only the fifth team to beat Stoke at the Britannia Stadium this season, and record their first win away in The Potteries for the first time in three visits. The last time they did win was August 2010, when a certain Gareth Bale scored a brace in a 2-1 victory.
Stoke still have Andy Wilkinson and Glenn Whelan doubtful, though they are Tony Pulis' only early concerns. Contrastingly, Sandro and Younes Kaboul -- who've been long-term injuries -- are unavailable again for Spurs. Mousa Dembélé could return from the hamstring problem which has kept him out of the last few games, while William Gallas will almost definitely be unavailable.
Stoke City injuries and suspensions
Out: None In doubt: Andy Wilkinson (back), Glenn Whelan (groin)
Tottenham Hotspur injuries and suspensions
Out: Sandro (knee), Younes Kaboul (thigh), In doubt: Mousa Dembélé (hamstring), William Gallas (calf)
Match Date\Time: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. local, 8:30 a.m. ET
Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England
TV: Fox Soccer Channel (U.S. English), FOX Deportes (U.S. Spanish), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)