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

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

Two teams with three games remaining go head to head in this weekend’s first Premier League fixture and both the teams can aspire to be third – one from the top and the other from the bottom. Liverpool host Stoke City on Saturday afternoon, in a fixture that is equally important for both the teams though the Reds’ fans might feel differently. After that amazing Champions League semi-final first leg against AS Roma, Liverpool fans can be forgiven if they …
Liverpool vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

On April 10th, Liverpool will welcome Stoke City to Anfield as the two sides both fight to move up in the European spots.  Liverpool sit nine points back of fourth place at the moment, but have at least one game in hand on everyone above them, two on Stoke and Southampton.  Even with the extra opportunities to pick up points, a loss, and possibly even a draw, would end their slim chances at Champions League football next season.  Stoke are …
Manchester United vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Manchester United’s win against Derby County, although impressive, should not take the spotlight away from Van Gaal’s seemingly hopeless situation, and the amount of pressure on him. One win cannot take his past atrocities and the fact that he turned a team built on counter-attacking into a team that only plays defensive, “boring” football. However, at this point, it is crucial that United build on the result against Stoke. Stoke’s defeat to Crystal Palace would definitely make them want to …
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, …
Manchester City v Stoke City | Key Players, Stats & Team News

Manchester City v Stoke City | Key Players, Stats & Team News

A 12 day rest for Stoke City, whereas battles against Chelsea and Barcelona for Manchester City. Could an upset be on the cards in the third game at the Eithad in a week? Now three weeks into February and the period where the chase for trophies can slip away from you in a flash – as Arsenal fans know too well – is fully upon us. A win against Chelsea saw them progress in the FA Cup, but a difficult …
Stoke City v Manchester City Match Preview | Stats, Team News & Odds

Stoke City v Manchester City Match Preview | Stats, Team News & Odds

Mark Hughes welcomes Manchester City to the Britannia Stadium this Saturday, in hope of snatching three points off his former employers. The current Stoke manager parted ways with City on frosty grounds, but Hughes has since then managed Fulham and QPR. Despite managing the West London clubs since leaving City, he has only taken one point off his former employers, with a 1-1 draw with Fulham at the Etihad in 2011. Some expect Stoke to be in the relegation dogfight; …
Liverpool Vs Stoke Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Players: Coutinho & Shawcross!

Liverpool Vs Stoke Preview | Stats, Odds & Key Players: Coutinho & Shawcross!

The first game of the 2013/2014 Premier League season sees a new look Stoke City head to Anfield to take on Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool in Saturdays early kick off. Liverpool will be looking to push on under Brendan Rodgers this season and challenge for a Champions League place after finishing 7th in their last campaign. The former Swansea manager has boosted his squad with the signings of  Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Kolo Toure and Simon Mignolet, while Andy Carroll, Jonjo …
Shawcross vs England's other centre backs | Sats Comparison

Shawcross vs England's other centre backs | Sats Comparison

The Stoke City captain's recent call up to the England squad under Roy Hodgson begs an obvious question: is Ryan Shawcross good enough for international football? If many Stoke fans are correct in arguing that Shawcross should have been a part of the squad a long time ago, then why has his second call-up been such a long time coming? Shawcross has undoubtedly been a towering figure in the Stoke defence over his past five seasons with the club (both …