The 21-year-old was called in to partner Younes Kaboul at centre-half in last weekend’s 3-1 victory against Fulham.
And while he admitted he was disappointed with the way we conceded against the Cottagers, the versatile defender says we go to the Potteries looking to nullify the hosts’ strengths in a bid to pick up three more points.
“Obviously we conceded in the first half against Fulham in a disappointing manner but overall we were strong and stable as a team,” reflected Zeki.
“It was great to play alongside Younes again because he gives me advice and helps me during the game. He’s a lot more experienced than me so it’s good for someone of my age to be able to learn from him.
“Now we go to Stoke, who are a good side. They’re a strong team and I know from watching other clubs go there that it’s difficult to win there.
“They make it hard for opposing teams so we’ve got a big challenge at the weekend and we’re looking forward to it.”