Southampton in line for European qualification
Southampton are in line for European qualification this season.
Southampton are top of the Fair Play League after collecting just 15 bookings in their opening 19 games - which could land them a Europa League place.
Boss Nigel Adkins said: "The only way we can beat Stoke is by playing good football.
"If you give away stupid free-kicks, you are playing to their strengths and will get punished.
"We are proud of our disciplinary record, although I have not even thought about it taking us into Europe."