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Liverpool boss Klopp eyes to leapfrog Chelsea and move to Premier League summit

Jurgen Klopp will bid to guide Liverpool to the top of the Premier League once more when the Reds host Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday. But it is tight at the summit and any one of four teams could arguably be sitting looking down on their title rivals come the conclusion of weekend games. For […]

Arsene Wenger Issues Statement: “Your Fans Hate Me More Than Everywhere in England”

The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger says that he senses more personal hatred towards him from Stoke City fans than another club in England – including supporter of Arsenal’s bitter nor London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. Arsenal and Stoke city have shared a hostile relationship since Stoke was promoted to the Premier League in 2008.  It is […]

STATS: Reid’s clearances for West Ham vs Begovic’s saves for Stoke

West Ham vs Stoke, 15:00 – Despite creating the better chances, West Ham were unable to break their deadlock with Newcastle last weekend and could only leave Tyneside with a point for their efforts. Winston Reid was one of the standout performers on the day, further cementing his position as one of the most effective […]

STATS: Wilson’s defensive contributions for Stoke vs Garvan’s passing for Crystal Palace

Stoke vs Crystal Palace, 15:00 Stoke put in an impressive defensive performance in their opening fixture against Liverpool, with Steven Nzonzi winning nine tackles, more than an other player in the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index Team mate Marc Wilson also signaled Stoke’s intentions for the new season by attempting 10 tackles, the most of […]

STATS: Clyne’s tackles for Southampton vs Shawcross’ blocks for Stoke

Southampton v Stoke 16:00   – Southampton will finish an impressive first season in the Premier League by hosting Stoke, after previously earning a 1-1 draw against Sunderland thanks to a Jason Puncheon goal.   – Southampton had an incredible 64% of possession against Sunderland, their best in an away game this season.   – […]

STATS: Kightly’s shooting accuracy for Stoke vs Vertonghen’s tackles for Tottenham Hotspur

Stoke v Tottenham, Sunday 13:30   – Stoke drew 1-1 with Sunderland last time out, Jonathan Walters grabbing an early goal for Tony Pulis’ side.   – Midfielder Michael Kightly currently sits as Stoke’s most accurate attacker this season, outshining his striker colleagues with a squad-best 68.2% shot accuracy rate from 22 attempts.   – […]

STATS: Mignolet’s saves for Sunderland vs Adam’s goal contribution Stoke

Sunderland v Stoke 20:00    – After back to back wins against Newcastle and Everton Paolo di Canio’s reign as Sunderland manager was brought back down to earth after a 6-1 defeat at the hands of Villa.    – Danny Rose had equalized for Sunderland before Villa ran riot in the second half. That was […]

STATS: Remy’s shooting accuracy for QPR vs Etherington’s crossing for Stoke

QPR v Stoke, 15:00   – QPR were pushed ever-closer to relegation last weekend as they fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of a much strong Everton side at Goodison Park.   – Expect Loic Remy to be well-marshalled by Stoke this Saturday should the Potters have done their research on Harry Redknapp’s […]

PICTURES: Stoke fans mock Manchester United with Munich Air Disaster gesture

During Manchester United’s 2-0 win over Stoke City the home fans were caught on camera making the gesture of aeroplane wings to mock the Munich Air Disaster. This was followed by audible chants also mocking the disaster. During the 15th minute Stoke fans held a minute’s applause for 14-year-old Kameron Bourne who was found dead […]

STATS: Whelan’s tackling for Stoke vs Van Persie’s shots on target for Manchester United

Stoke v Manchester United, 14:05   – A second half Michael Kightly goal was not enough to prevent Stoke falling to another disappointing defeat, 1-3 at the hands of Aston Villa last weekend.   – Stoke have been enduring a hard run of form at late and the champions-elect will no doubt be testing their […]

STATS: Baines’ crossing for Everton vs Etherington’s dribbling for Stoke

Everton v Stoke 17:30   – A brilliant all-round Everton performance saw them record a 2-0 victory over reigning Premier League champions Manchester City at Goodison Park.   – Left-back Leighton Baines has remained superb this season for David Moyes’ side in both defence and attack. Not only has he managed to rack up 156 […]

STATS: Stoke vs Reading – Fastest players, hardest workers, most shots

Stoke v Reading 15:00   – Stoke came within 12 minutes of holding Arsenal in their last Premier League game, before losing out to a deflected Lukas Podolski free kick.   – Up until then Asmir Begovic had been in inspired form to keep the Gunners out. He’s made 130 saves this season, the 5th […]

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