Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Tottenham Hotspur vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Fresh off the back of narrow 1-0 opening day defeats to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively, both sides will be itching to record their first points of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season. Tottenham will look to make the most of home advantage, but will bear the burden of an expectant White Hart Lane crowd. Mark Hughes’ men arrive at the Lane with expectations of their own, and with record signing Xherdan Shaqiri expected to debut, those associated with the …
Burnley vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley vs Stoke Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Burnley play for pride when they face 9th placed Stoke City on Saturday. While Burnley have won just one of their last 6 games, their visitors for the evening have bagged 2 wins in the last six. They will be looking to end the season on a high and in the top half of the league, which they would confirm if they garnered a point out of the last 2 games. Team News Burnley Burnley, fortunately, do not have a lot of …
Stoke City vs Sunderland Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Sunderland travel to the Brittania Stadium on 25th April in yet another important fixture as they flirt with the possibility of relegation. Sitting in the 16th position before the match day and just a point ahead of the 18th place Leicester, Sunderland fans could find themselves in despair at the end of the match. While Stoke themselves have not been in great form, garnering a measly 7 points out of possible 18 in the last 6 games, they haven’t been as consistently shambolic …
Stoke City v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

With 3 wins in the last 5 games, the stock of Crystal Palace as well as Stoke City has risen over the last month or so. Both the teams now meet on Saturday, in what would be a crucial battle between the 8th side and 12th side in the league. With European qualification still in site, Stoke will have a greater impetus than their opponents for the night Crystal Palace, who sit 8 points clear of the drop zone and …
Liverpool v Stoke City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Liverpool v Stoke City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

The exciting days that we witnessed at Anfield last season now seem a distant past. The Merseysiders haven’t won a game in more than a month, their last victory being against relegation-threatened QPR. While some fans might argue that they sit just 5 points off 4th place, it is also to be noted that they are just 4 points off the relegation zone. The red half of the Merseyside will square up against Stoke City, a club that sits just …
My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

My Full Back's More Useful Than Yours | Johnson, Walker & Evra Vs Gunter, Debuchy & Cameron

The Full Back position is one that has evolved rapidly since the inception of the EPL, and so has the importance that this role plays in a team. It is no longer about being a solid defender with the ability to "stick it in the mixer", but a position that can involve being a key attacking wide player who’s team relies on them to provide the width for an otherwise narrow attacking threat. It says it all that Leighton Baines …