Jakob Haugaard could start in goal for Stoke because Shay Given is a major doubt after suffering a groin injury against Manchester City.
Erik Pieters returns following a two-match ban, and Bojan may also feature but Ibrahim Afellay is out until 2017.
Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce has a fully-fit squad at his disposal.
Jeremain Lens has overcome the virus that saw him miss out last week, whilst DeAndre Yedlin has shown no ill-effects after a recent ankle injury.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Guy Mowbray: “For a team nicknamed ‘The Black Cats’, Sunderland seem to have a lot of bad luck.
“They’ve arguably been the best team in the bottom half since January but haven’t been able to match performances with results that would have made them safe by now.
“Still, the majority view seems to be that they’ll stay up, and I agree – but think that this could be their toughest remaining game.
“Mark Hughes will demand a reaction to being thumped for four in three successive games, and there’s still the carrot for Stoke of a third successive best-ever Premier League season. They’ve got to win all their last three to do it.”