Stoke boss Tony Pulis has handed Michael Owen his first competitive start at the Potters as they look to recreate their 2011 run to the final against Ian Holloway’s Crystal Palace.
Peter Crouch also gets the nod for Stoke in place of Kenwyne Jones who has been preferred in recent weeks.
Crystal Palace’s Irish defender Damien Delaney returns for the Eagles after suspension while Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur target Wilfried Zaha also starts.
Crystal Palace: Price, Parr, Bolasie, Jedinak, Zaha, Easter, Moxey, O’Keefe, Delaney, Ramage, Moritz
Stoke: Sorenson, Shotton, Shawcross, Huth, Cameron, Walters, Whitehead, Nzonzi, Kightly, Crouch, Owen