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Clarke makes one change to his starting XI

VICTOR Anichebe is instantly restored to Albion’s starting XI after missing the 1-1 draw with Arsenal 13 days ago due to a groin injury.

The big striker replaces the benched Nicolas Anelka as Steve Clarke’s only change.

Matej Vydra makes a Barclays Premier League squad for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury at the end of August.

He is named among the Baggies’ substitutes.

Mark Hughes has made three changes to the Potters team that lost 1-0 at Fulham last time out.

Andy Wilkinson, Charlie Adam and Oussama Assaidi come in for benched duo Marc Wilson and Matthew Etherington, and Geoff Cameron, who is left out altogether.

STOKE: Begovic, Wilkinson, Shawcross (c), Huth, Pieters, Walters, Ireland, Nzonzi, Adam, Assaidi, Arnautovic. Subs: Sorensen (gk), Whelan, Palacios, K Jones, Wilson, Crouch, Etherington.

ALBION: Myhill, B Jones, McAuley, Olsson (c), Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Berahino, Anichebe. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Morrison, Anelka, Brunt, Long, Vydra, Dawson.

REFEREE: H Webb (South Yorkshire).