Stoke City vs. Norwich: Preview and TV schedule

Jamie McDonald

Norwich will attempt to record only their second league win of the season away at Stoke City on Sunday.

Norwich City have been one of the Premier League's biggest early disappointments, with Chris Hughton's team picking up just four points from their opening five matches. Despite a highly productive summer transfer campaign, which saw them land talented youngsters like Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Leroy Fer, the Canaries have looked below par.

They'll look to change that with a winnable match away at Stoke City this weekend, though the Potters will be more than content with their start to life under Mark Hughes. They've picked up a solid seven points from their opening five matches, and are sitting comfortably in mid-table.

For this match, Stoke will be without Glenn Whelan and Jamie Ness, while both summer defensive reinforcements Erik Pieters and Marc Muniesa are on the doubtful list. For Norwich, Sébastien Bassong and Elliott Bennett are unavailable with knee problems, and could be joined on the sidelines by van Wolfswinkel, though the Dutch striker is likely to recover from a toe injury to be available.

Stoke City injuries and suspensions

Out: Glenn Whelan (hamstring), Jamie Ness. In doubt: Erik Pieters (calf), Marc Muniesa (groin).

Norwich injuries and suspensions

Out: Sébastien Bassong (knee), Elliott Bennett (knee). In doubt: Ricky van Wolfswinkel (toe).

Projected lineups

Stoke City: Asmir Begović; Marc Wilson, Robert Huth, Ryan Shawcross, Geoff Cameron; Marko Arnautović, Wilson Palacios, Steven N'Zonzi, Charlie Adam, Jonathan Walters; Kenwyne Jones

Norwich: John Ruddy; Javier Garrido, Ryan Bennett, Michael Turner, Russell Martin; Nathan Redmond, Leroy Fer, Jonny Howson, Robert Snodgrass; Johan Elmander; Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 1:30 p.m. local, 8:30 a.m. ET

Venue: Britannia Stadium, Stoke, England

TV: NBC Sports Network, DirecTV (U.S.), TSN2 (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)

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