Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross is also in contention to make his first appearance of the season after a back problem.
"He is very much in my thoughts," boss Mark Hughes said. "He feels he's ready but we don't want to rush him.
"With three games in a week I'm sure he'll play at some point but Tuesday [against Chelsea] is more likely. The defence have done well and there's no reason to change it."