Stoke have the potential to persecute Saints
Saints were distracted by their Europa League and EFL Cup commitments and were done no favours by the Christmas schedule which forced them to play three games in six days.
They have also had a busy final week and may lack the freshness of Stoke, who will be determined to respond to last Saturday's disappointing 4-1 loss at home to Arsenal.
Stoke or draw double chance
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Cedric Soares was forced off in midweek and is a doubt, along with Shane Long (ankle).
Marko Arnautovic (elbow) is a doubt and Ibrahim Afellay and Stephen Ireland are long-term absentees. Virgil Van Dijk (ankle) is unavailable.
Southampton have won one of their last seven games.