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

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

Chelsea will on the lookout for a 13th consecutive win in the Premier League when they host Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on New Year's Eve. The Blues will also be keen to stretch their six-point lead at the top ahead of Liverpool's game with Manchester City later in the day, a meeting of second against third. Chelsea's chances of earning three more points are boosted by the return of two key figures, striker Diego Costa and midfield destroyer N'Golo …
Stoke City v Chelsea | League Cup 4th Round Preview

Stoke City v Chelsea | League Cup 4th Round Preview

With the English League Cup set to keep us all entertained in midweek, the headline fixture will take place at the Britannia Stadium when defending champions Chelsea make what is usually a daunting trip for any side in England. Stoke will go into this game on the back of a disappointing home defeat against newly promoted Watford and should be desperate to right the wrongs against Mourinho's men who have had a very poor and uncharacteristic season in many ways, …
Stoke City v Watford Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Premier League newcomers Watford head north to the Britannia on Saturday afternoon to face an in-form Stoke City side. Mark Hughes' side head into the weekend on the back of three consecutive victories and they will feel confident about continuing to climb the table when they face the London side. While Stoke head into the game in their best form of the season, Watford will be looking for their first win since the 19th of September. The Hornets haven’t managed to …
Stoke City vs Bournemouth Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Stoke City (0-3-3, 3 points) will face-off against the newly promoted squad Bournemouth (2-3-1, 7 points) in week 7 of the Premier League, meeting at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday, September 26th. Mark Hughes' men forced a hard-fought 2-2 draw against top team Leicester City also at home at the Britannia Stadium last Saturday. The Potters gave the mighty Foxes a scare in the first half as forwards Bojan Krkić and Jonathan Walters scored a goal apiece at the 13th and 20th-minute to move up 2-0 …
Stoke City v West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

A second match in 48 hours will Stoke host a West Brom side who are enduring a patchy run of form. The Potters’ victory away to Everton saw controversy over the awarding of what proved to be an important penalty, but also put them into touching distance of the top half of the league with only point separating them in 11th and Newcastle in 10th. The win was only Stoke’s third in 10 matches, but there are signs of it …
Everton vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

Goodison Park will play host to Stoke City on Boxing Day this year as Roberto Martinez and his side look to bounce back from a surprise humbling at the hands of Southampton. With Everton struggling to find the type of form that saw them compete for a Champions League spot till the end of the season, the blue half of Merseyside will be looking to a home game against Stoke to give them reason to feel the festive cheer of Christmas …
Stoke City vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Stoke City vs Leicester City Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Both sides have had great results against much more fancied sides already with The Potters beating Manchester City 1-0 - at The Etihad no less - whereas Leicester have already banked creditable draws against Everton, on the opening day of the new season, and Arsenal. It cannot be underestimated how difficult Leicester’s start to the season has been with matches already played against Everton, Chelsea away and Arsenal - with Arsenal failing, like Everton, to take full points from Leicester. …
Bojan Krkic: How Will Stoke Utilise Barca's Lost Boy?

Bojan Krkic: How Will Stoke Utilise Barca's Lost Boy?

There are many ways to make a name for yourself. I won't go into too much detail here but I'm from North Manchester, so let's just say I've seen a few things in my time. For a Mancunian, getting your name scrawled on the wall of a pub toilet in Moston is probably about as good as it gets. For a young graduate of the Barcelona academy however, making a name for yourself harbours completely different connotations. On March 10th …