"This is our first league game since last Sunday's derby defeat and there are a lot of ingredients that make it one we really want to win, especially as we are at home," the 49-year-old told reporters.
"But just because we are at home doesn't mean we will win against Stoke. To think like that would be arrogant – and I am not arrogant.
"Stoke have been in the Premier League for many years, while this is just our third season. It will be another tough game. The league is tight this year and we have already seen a lot of surprises."
The Swans drew 1-1 with Kuban Krasnodar in their midweek Europa League fixture in Russia.