Aston Villa striker John Carew says a trip to the Brit is among the toughest in the Premier League.
He said: "It will be a very tough game.
"It's one of the most difficult away games in the Premier League, no question about it.
"Stoke are a physical side and it will be a physical game on a small pitch.
"We really have to be up for it and if we are I am confident we will get something out of the game."