AMERICAN international Geoff Cameron returned to Tony Pulis’ starting eleven for Saturday’s clash against Chelsea . . . in what was his only change from the team that held Champions Manchester City to a 1-1 draw seven days ago.
The former Houston Dynamo man came into the side at the expense of Andy Wilkinson, who serves the first of a three-match ban following the FA’s decision to charge the Potters defender with violent conduct.
Cameron lined up on the right hand side of a four-man backline, alongside skipper Ryan Shawcross, Robert Huth and Republic of Ireland ace Marc Wilson, with Bosnian Asmir Begovic retaining his spot in goal.
The midfield quintet was again made up of a trio of the Club’s summer signings in Michael Kightly, Charlie Adam and Steven N’Zonzi, whilst Glenn Whelan and the versatile Jonathan Walters occupied the other two spots.
England international striker Peter Crouch, who has netted in each of his last three games, featured as the lone striker.
STOKE CITY (4-5-1): Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Wilson; Walters, Whelan, Adam, N’Zonzi, Kightly; Crouch. Subs: Sorensen, Shotton, Upson, Whitehead, Etherington, Jones, Owen.