Visitors Everton, meanwhile, will be without key man Gylfi Sigurdsson for an estimated 6-8 weeks after the Icelander sustained knee damage in last Saturday's 2-0 win over Brighton- a major blow in what has been a hard season for the blue half of Merseyside. If he can replicate this desire to win against Everton and keep his composure if a chance comes his way, perhaps he can finally break his vicious circle and deliver for Stoke in their time of need.
Struggling Stoke have won just once in the last 12 matches but Allardyce has noticed an improvement since Paul Lambert replaced Mark Hughes with a win and four draws in his seven games. Stoke's task was made harder when David Silva put the visitors ahead after only 10 minutes, however, Lambert's side stuck gamely to their duties, regardless.
Diouf landed poorly after contesting for an aerial ball at St. Mary's Stadium and, subsequently, missed his side's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Monday night. They host ninth-placed Everton on Saturday.
Stoke are favourites to win, and you can back them at their best odds of 6/4 at BetVictor.
Shaqiri will fancy his chances of upping that tally against Everton's tender backline that has let in 49 league goals.
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The enforced absence of creator-in-chief Gylfi Sigurdsson does not help the Merseysiders' cause here - but in the likes of Theo Walcott, Yannick Bolasie and Cenk Tosun, Everton have enough ability in the final third to come away from the Bet 365 Stadium with at least a point.
Tosun, 26, has scored two goals in his last two games against Burnley and Brighton after failing to find the back of the net against Tottenham Hotspur, West Bromwich Albion, Arsenal and Watford.