Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

Premier League Season Review: 2016-17 Part Two

It has been another whirlwind season in the Premier League this year but which clubs have exceeded expectations and who has fallen short of their aims? EPLIndex reviews how each club in the Premier League got on in 2016-17... (READ PART ONE HERE) Manchester United League position: 6th EPLIndex's Player of the Year: Antonio Valencia Trophies: 2 (+Charity Shield) The success of Manchester United's season ultimately came down to whether they would win the Europa League final - and they …
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 Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On April eighth, Stoke City host Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp's side looks to regain their momentum and push into the Champions League. Stoke City find themselves in mid-table mediocrity with seven matches still to play this season.  They’re essentially safe from relegation, but no where near qualifying Europe next season.  The mindset that the season is over may have already set in on the squad, as they have won none of their last four matches and scored only one goal …
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 …
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 Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On December 10th, Arsenal welcome Stoke City to Emirates Stadium.  After their decisive 5-1 win over West Ham last weekend, Arsenal moved into second on the back of their 13 match unbeaten streak in the league.  Since their loss at home to Liverpool, the Gunners have not lost, winning nine matches and drawing four.  Their strong run of form got them through their November curse and has them in title contention into December. Stoke City had an awful start to …
Has Stoke's Fortress Been Knocked Down?

Has Stoke's Fortress Been Knocked Down?

Beneath the overcast skies and amongst the silenced crowd at Bet365 Stadium, Stoke City were being tortured and torn apart at will by Mauricio Pochettino's impressive Tottenham outfit. A Son Heung Min brace and a goal each from the young Dele Alli and Harry Kane handed Spurs a win that would probably go on to recapitulate the peak of their form at the end of the season. And the sauntering of Mark Hughes' men came just months after Tottenham had …
Have Stoke City had a Good Season?

Have Stoke City had a Good Season?

The 2015-2016 Premier League season has come to an end.  Leicester City won the league (yeah, that’s still weird to type), Aston Villa finished bottom and were relegated for the first time in the Premier League, then there was a whole lot of stuff in between.  It’s time for teams, fans, and the media to evaluate and analyze how teams have done. Some teams are pretty easy to evaluate; Leicester: good, Villa and Newcastle: bad.  Some other teams are much …
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