Stoke City: Have they Stopped Progressing under Mark Hughes?

Stoke City: Have they Stopped Progressing under Mark Hughes?

During the 2007/08 Championship season, Tony Pulis won promotion with Stoke City to the Premier League, finishing runners-up to West Bromwich Albion. Many would have been unable to predict what would follow for the Potters, with the club still holding their place in the top flight to this day. The following season, Pulis guided Stoke to a 12th-placed finish, whilst West Brom finished bottom of the Premier League table. The other promoted side, Hull City, meanwhile, avoided relegation by the …
Stoke City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This has been a fixture that has caused Arsenal problems in the recent history. Stoke City haven't lost to the Gunners at the Bet365 Stadium in the last seven matches played there and Arsene Wenger will be fully aware of the difficulty that this fixture poses. The visitors must win this match if they are to keep their slim hopes of the top four finish alive, but it wouldn't be a surprise if they failed to do that against one …
Stoke City v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke City v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

League leaders Chelsea travel to face Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium as the Premier League is preparing for a mini-hiatus, what with the final international break of this campaign. Stoke City sit ninth in the league with 36 points on board, four shy of eighth placed West Bromwich Albion. The Potters have recovered from a dispiriting 4-0 loss at White Hart Lane to pick up four points from the following two games - a significant 2-0 win against struggling …
Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Premier League returns this weekend and Arsenal face a tricky trip to Swansea to face a side that has had a lot of success against them in recent years. The Welsh side have won three of the last five fixtures between the two clubs and they desperately need a similar result this weekend as they will want to climb up the table sooner rather than later. Paul Clement has won one of his two matches in charge of the …
Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Liverpool are going into Christmas Day in second place and they will be hoping to challenge in 2017. They have a great opportunity to record a high finish and should be more ambitious than simply finishing in the top four. Their opponents on Tuesday are Stoke and they are placed nicely in mid table after a poor start to the season. Mark Hughes has done a great job, but they now need to make the next step and challenge in …
Arsenal vs Swansea City  Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Arsenal vs Swansea City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

High flying Arsenal welcome Swansea on matchday 8 of the Premier League in what promises to be a tough start to his stint at the helm of the Welsh club for Bob Bradley. The Gunners have shrugged off an indifferent start to the season by winning 5 league games on the trot and currently sit in the third spot, just 2 points short of the top spot. Swansea on the other hand, have endured a tough start to the season and …
Liverpool Show a Winning Resolve Against Swansea

Liverpool Show a Winning Resolve Against Swansea

Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool left Swansea City's Liberty Stadium with more than just three points on Saturday lunchtime, they left with a sense of affirmation that perhaps, just perhaps, talk of them being genuine contenders this season might have some foundation to it. What the Reds showed in their narrow victory was an element of resolve rarely seen over the past few years, but something that is becoming more prevalent under the German's reign at Anfield. Liverpool are gradually becoming a …
Swansea v Liverpool Preview - Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea v Liverpool Preview - Team News, Stats & Key Men

This Saturday lunch-time, Jurgen Klopp's high-flying Liverpool will travel to Wales, to play a troubled Swansea City outfit at the Liberty Stadium. The Swans have experienced a tough start to their Premier League, still trying to find their feet under their new permanent manager in charge - and certainly not helped by the uncertainty surrounding the manager whose performance is under more scrutiny with every poor result. Back to back defeats to Manchester City in the cup and the league, …
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