West Brom and Stoke both named sides unchanged from their last Barclays Premier League outings for the clash at the Hawthorns.
Albion kept faith with the side beaten 2-1 at Chelsea after striker Peter Odemwingie suffered a minor reaction to his recent ankle problem which prevented his return.
Stoke relied on the line-up which drew 1-1 at Norwich. Robert Huth and Matthew Etherington were available after being suspended for the Europa League clash with FC Thun in midweek.
West Brom: Foster, Reid, Tamas, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Scharner, Mulumbu, Morrison, Tchoyi, Long.
Subs: Fulop, Thomas, Dorrans, Dawson, Jones, Cox, Fortune.
Stoke: Begovic, Huth, Shawcross, Woodgate, Wilson, Pennant, Whelan, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Jones.
Subs: Sorensen, Collins, Soares, Pugh, Upson, Wilkinson, Shotton.
Referee: Mike Dean (Wirral)