Spain Copa del Rey

West Ham United-Stoke City Preview

With just one win in their last seven Premier League contests, it's getting late early for Stoke City, who find themselves hanging just above the relegation zone with 16 points - two clear of 18th-place Crystal Palace.

Three points on Saturday are a must for Mark Hughes' team as they host West Ham United at Stadium.

The Potters (4-4-9) have managed one goal in the last two games - losses to Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley. They were thoroughly outclassed 5-1 against Spurs, but perhaps just a bit unlucky in the 1-0 midweek defeat to Burnley - something from which Hughes can draw some positives.