Preview: Stoke City v Everton

Latest Stoke City signing Saido Berahino will reportedly play a part in Wednesday's Premier League clash against Everton on Wednesday.

The former West Bromwich Albion striker is not likely to be ready to play for a full 90 minutes, but Potters manager Mark Hughes has said he is fit enough to feature in the contest.

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Meanwhile, Ramadan Sobhi is still at the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt and is unavailable. Forwards Wilfried Bony and Mame Biram Diouf have now finished at the tournament after Ivory Coast and Senegal were eliminated, although it's unclear if they will be ready to play.

For Everton, Goalkeeper Joel Robles will reportedly retain his starting place after showing some good form in goal. Manager Ronald Koeman confirmed he will start after registering four clean sheets in five matches.


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The 26-year-old is keeping Maarten Stekelenburg out of the side who is fit once again after recovering from a recent injury concern. In addition, midfielder Idrissa Gueye wil not be involved at Stoke, despite his involvement at the AFCON with Senegal having come to an end.

Koeman said that Gueye was only likely to return to action against Bournemouth on Saturday in the league. The Toffees are in seventh place with 36 points while Stoke are eight points behind in ninth.