Dec 4, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT
Stoke and Cardiff square off at the Britannia at 2:45pm ET live online on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Both teams are coming off drubbings, Stoke spanked 4-0 by Everton on the weekend and Cardiff falling to Arsenal 3-0.
Cardiff City are hoping to bounce back from their encounter with former Bluebird Aaron Ramsey, but have a chance to pick up road points today.
18-year-old left-back Declan John gets his second start of the season, his first coming in a 2-0 loss to West Brom.
Mark Hughes has gone with Peter Crouch up front again, whose imposing figure has garnered just one lone goal in 10 Premier League appearances this season.
Stoke City – Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wilson, Pieters; Arnautovic, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam, Assaidi; Crouch.
Bench – Sorensen, Muniesa, Pennant, Palacios, Jones, Walters, Ireland.
Cardiff City - Marshall; Theophile-Catherine, Caulker, Turner, John; Whittingham, Medel; Gunnarsson, Mutch, Cowie; Campbell.
Bench – Lewis; Connolly, Hudson, Cornelius, Odemwingie, Kim, Noone.
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