Big blow if Grealish is out, but the thing about us now is that we are no longer a one man team. If one has a bad day, others will step up. Grealish, McGinn, El Ghazi, Bolasie, Adomah, (and the scottish Cafu ) are all players who the opposition must be aware of. And to add to that, we have Kodija and Hogan as possibilities from the bench.
Yes, our defence might be a big fragile, but we have kept a clean sheet in about half of the matches with Dean Smith in charge. Us supporters would rather have this style of play and ship a few goals than what we have been used for many years now.
Watched Stoke live a few weeks ago. Good players and solid team which works hard. Seemed to play well in patches of the game, but also patches of the game in which they seemed to switch off. McClean works very hard up and down the left side, and it will be a good battle with whoever plays for us on that side.
Dont think we will lose, but fear a typical Gary Rowett draw. Only a win is good enough in our situation though..
McGinn, Abraham, Allen