Rangel ready for physical Stoke
The Potters have a reputation in the Premier League of being direct in their approach to attacking, but they sit seventh in the table. Tony Pulis' side also became the first team this season to take points off Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium last weekend. Peter Crouch headed home his first goal for the club as they held the Premier League champions to a 1-1 draw. And while Stoke have lost just once this season, the Swans have won just once - in a 3-0 success over West Bromwich Albion before losing to Chelsea last weekend. However, it is on home soil where Brendan Rodgers' team have been so successful in recent seasons and have not been beaten at home since February. Rangel has been an ever-present in the Swansea side this season, being part of a defence that has conceded nine goals in six games. But the Spaniard told the club's official website: "They (Stoke) have a different way of playing which has worked very well for them in the Premier League. "It is very different to how we play, but they play to their strengths and that is the sign of a good side. "I'm sure it is going to be very physical out on the pitch and we will have to deal with the ball being in the air a lot. "But we have to deal with a lot of different challenges in the Premier League - every game seems to be different. "Stoke are a very good side, but we are a good team too and we have a great record at the Liberty to protect - so we will be desperate not to concede."