New Spurs midfielder Wilson Palacios is suspended but Carlo Cudicini could make his debut in goal with Heurelho Gomes (thigh) struggling. Pascal Chimbonda was not registered in time to make his second debut for the club. Jermaine Jenas (calf) and Darren Bent (groin) are only just back training. Alan Hutton (foot), Ledley King (hamstring) and Jamie O'Hara (hip) are out, while Aaron Lennon (groin), Jonathan Woodgate (back) and Luka Modric (back/hamstring) are carrying knocks but may play.
Stoke striker Ricardo Fuller returns after a three-match ban for slapping team-mate Andy Griffin, and could partner James Beattie up front. Danny Higginbotham is the only doubt, with Salif Diao, Mamady Sidibe, and Andrew Davies still ruled out.