Jermaine Pennant and Jon Walters are pleased to be heading to Wembley with momentum behind them.
The pair helped Stoke to a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, setting them up nicely for next Saturday's FA Cup final clash with Manchester City.
The importance of heading into that game on the back of a morale-boosting victory was not lost on the Potters and they dug deep to see off the Gunners.
Pennant played a leading role in an impressive success, laying on the first for Kenwyne Jones and grabbing the second himself.
He was understandably buoyant at the final whistle, with Stoke now able to turn their attention towards the pursuit of silverware.
Pennant told Sky Sports: "It has put us on a good run. Beating Arsenal 3-1 shows that we can beat the big teams. Man City are just as difficult and if we set out the same way as we did today it is going to be an interesting final."
Pennant knows how crucial this week could be in Stoke's history, with Tony Pulis having drilled into his players the importance of picking up positive results.
The in-form winger added: "He [Pulis] said to us that the next two games are going to be the biggest of the season. We are now eighth in the league and have the cup final coming up. We have put in a good performance today, we have worked hard, and we need to keep that momentum and take it into next Saturday.
"It's going to be a massive week for Stoke City, the whole of the club and the city is going to be looking forward to the day."
As mentioned by Pennant, the weekend victory over Arsenal has lifted Stoke back into the top-half of the table.
Securing cup glory may be their priority at the moment but Walters, who was also on target against the Gunners, believes finishing in the top 10 would represent another notable achievement for the club.
"It's massive for us," he said.
"It's the target at the moment. We were 12th and this win takes us right up to eighth.
"The momentum going into the final is the most important thing, but the three points have set us up nicely."