The Austrian international returned to the side at the expense of Mame Diouf having missed the Potters' goalless draw at Manchester City 10 days ago due to injury.
Saido Berahino meanwhile was handed his first start at the bet365 Stadium after making his full debut at the Etihad Stadium.
On the substitutes' bench former Porto midfielder Giannelli Imbula made way for Diouf in the only change.
Stoke City: Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Ramadan, Cameron, Allen, Arnautovic; Walters, Berahino. Subs: Given, Muniesa, Whelan, Afellay, Adam, Diouf, Crouch.