The Potters are 17th in the Premier League and have lost four of their last five top flight matches. Lose to the Baggies on Saturday and the Potters will spend Christmas Day in the relegation zone, a fate that could cost Hughes his job at the Bet365 Stadium.
So the stakes are high, but who will the Welshman include in his starting XI against West Brom?
Our unique algorithm has predicted the Stoke side it believes will start the game.
Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.
And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.
When you’re happy with your team, press confirm and you’ll be able to share it with your friends via social media.