STATS: Howson’s passing for Norwich vs Nzonzi’s interceptions for Stoke

Norwich v Stoke, Saturday 15:00

Michael Turner followed up a great display against Arsenal with the equalizer in Norwich’s 1-1 draw against Villa in their last Premier League game

Robert Snodgrass has had a confident start to life at Norwich. He has had more shots at goal (18) than any of his Canaries team mates, and has also delivered the most crosses with 29, although he is yet to be credited an assist

Jonathan Howson and Russell Martin are vying for the title of Norwich’s top passer, both have completed 139 passes in their opponent’s half so far this season, the most of any of the Norwich team

Bradley Johnson, meanwhile, has attempted more tackles than any other player in the Norwich squad with 34

Stoke and Sunderland played out a nil nil draw in their last game to make it six draws from nine games in the league so far

Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross were both denied by Sunderland keeper Simon Mignolet as Tony Pulis expressed frustration at Stoke’s poor fortune in front of goal this season

Peter Crouch has had the most shots on goal for Stoke this season with 17 with 9 on target, ahead of Michael Kightly who has had 14 shots on goal with 11 on target

Crouch has also completed more passes in his opponent’s half than any other Stoke player with 121 completed

Steven Nzonzi joined Stoke from Blackburn this season, and his been central to the Potters breaking up play. Nzonzi has made 41 interceptions this season, the joint highest for a midfielder along with Wigan’s James McArthur.

Meanwhile Jonathan Walters is top among strikers in the same discipline, having made 21 interceptions so far this season

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