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

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

It's that time of the season when games come thick and fast and every point that is gained or lost will make a bolder impression on the league standings as we approach the proper business end of the campaign. Stoke City will host Everton on Wednesday night in what will be a fairly huge game for both sides but all the more so for the visitors, with the teams pushing for a comfortable top half finish. The Potters will play …
Stoke City vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

These two sides will have ambitions of a top ten finish and they remain the only two sides to beat Manchester City this season, showing both have a lot of quality in their ranks. West Ham are currently in the top four showing the improvement they have showed this season, which has culminated in two wins against last season's top two. Stoke will offer a hard test for West Ham as its never easy to go to Stoke and get …
Southampton vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

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

On the back of their biggest win in the Premier League, Southampton look to continue their incredible start to the Premier League as they host Stoke City on Saturday with the two teams set to meet again on Wednesday night at the Britannia Stadium for their 4th round clash in the Capital One Cup. The visitors also come into this match after a solid 2-1 win over Swansea which lifted them up in the top half of the table though …
Stoke City vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Stoke City vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Both these sides have had unusual starts to the Premier League season with Stoke City lying just above the bottom three despite beating Manchester City at the Etihad and Newcastle United propping up the league in 20th place. Newcastle are really struggling at the moment with their supporters clearly against the continued reign of Alan Pardew, as well as the ownership of Mike Ashley. The atmosphere around the club is bordering on poisonous at the moment and Pardew could dearly …
Manchester City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

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

Mark Hughes faces off against his former club on Saturday, when he takes his Stoke side to the Etihad for the third round of fixtures in the English Premier League. Both teams managed to avoid defeat last weekend, with Stoke drawing 1-1 with Hull City and Manchester City blowing away last season’s second place team Liverpool 3-1 in their Monday night home fixture. However, Hughes’ Stoke side is extremely hard to break down, and Manuel Pellegrini will know his work …
EPL Players Of The Week | Man of The Match choices from Match Day 13

EPL Players Of The Week | Man of The Match choices from Match Day 13

Welcome to the Players of the Week for Match Day 13 (last weekend's matches). Please click on the page numbers below or use the easy navigation to find out who I've selected as the Man of the Match for your team! Sunderland 2 – 4 West Brom West Brom won their fourth game on the bounce to take themselves to within 4 points of top-spot. It has been the youthful bunch of James Morrison, Romelu Lukaku and Shane Long who …
Does Rio Ferdinand Deserve an England Call-up? Stats Analysis

Does Rio Ferdinand Deserve an England Call-up? Stats Analysis

Earlier this year, Rio Ferdinand famously missed out being selected for Euro 2012 due to "football reasons". It created quite a stir as his omission was suspected to have had something to do with John Terry and his racial row with his brother Anton Ferdinand. But with Terry retiring suddenly last week, rumours have resurfaced about Ferdinand returning to the national team, so much that it made Roy Hodgson regrettably announced that Ferdinand’s international career is as good as over. …