Stoke have rested a few players for this as they have in the previous rounds, they had trouble getting past Reading in the earlier rounds after drawing inside 90 minutes, its obvious Pulis isn't that bothered about it, that shows in his team selection, as his number one priority is staying up.
Derby on the other hand have always gone full strength in this, this season, getting a good result down at Brighton (4-1), also seeing off a Leeds side who were near the top of their respective league. Not forgeting the win at Preston in the 2nd round a side that goes 7-0-3 at home.
Jewell took Wigan to this final in 2004? and obviously sees it as a chance to get a good day out, europe and a trophy, and although Derby are a divison below the Wigan side was, he still sees it as a chance to take them all the way.
The only concern is the home form/away form of the respective sides, in cup games though i feel this only plays a small factor, and a cold/frosty night at the Britannia i hope Derby want this more and take it.