Stoke City Vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Charlie Adams! No handshakes for the Stoke number 16 after that Paulinho tackle at WHL and, Sandro is in the squad!
Stoke are looking to reach 50 points for the first time in their Premier League history. Stoke have only lost once in their last eight games and haven't lost a home game since January.As for Spurs, after the Liverpool result, it`s been 2 wins and a comeback draw for us, impressive form Tim!
2 Meter Peter is Stoke`s highest scrorer, a whole eight league goals so far, awesome! Stoke only need eight goals in their next three games to beat their goalscoring record in a Premier League season. Can this article get anymore anal I hear you ask? Yes it can! Peter Odemwingie says Stoke are on a mission to end their season on a high.
They want to set a Britannia Stadium record and Mark Hughes' is looking to claim their highest Premier League points total, best top flight finish in 39 years and first top Midlands club title. And they could also set a new mark for fewest home defeats in a league campaign since moving to their new headquarters back in 1997. Stoke have only lost twice at home so far, they are chasing their best run since Lou Macari's Division Two title-winning side only suffered two home defeats in 1992/93.......and what do all these facts add up to .....10th place!
Meanwhile we are looking to add to our three match unbeaten run and we still have a very slim chance of qualifying for the Europa, oh yes, let`s hear it for Sunday afternoon football.
Unfortunately, we haven't won away from home since January. However, we have scored 11 in our last 3 unbeaten streak although we have conceded five goals as well.
Stoke defender Erik Pieters should be fit to face Tottenham after a Dehli belly against Cardiff.
But Matthew Etherington and Robert Huth remain absent for the Potters. Dawson returns for Tottenham after a hamstring but Jan Vertonghen will not make it. Mousa Dembele is doubtful with an ankle injury, while yes, you guessed it....Etienne Capoue, Kyle Walker and Erik Lamela all remain unavailable for selection. Harry Kane, could start his fourth Premier League game this weekend, and has scored in the last three games, the first player to do so this season for Spurs.
We have won 41 of the last 77 league meetings between us and Stoke. The Potters have won just 19, and we have won three times at the Britannia since Hughes' men gained promotion in 2008. We are their bogey team
Zeki Fryer`s "Stoke are always very good at home this will be a hard game for us" Zeki Fryers has said that it will be 'difficult to win' when we meet Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium this weekend. The defender told the club's website: 'Obviously we conceded in the first half against Fulham in a disappointing manner but overall we were strong and stable as a team. 'Now we go to Stoke, who are a good side. They're a strong team and I know from watching other clubs go there that it's difficult to win there. 'They make it hard for opposing teams so we've got a big challenge at the weekend and we're looking forward to it.' And so are we Zeki, we can`t wait!
Tell you what Zeki let`s start them off with a 2 goal lead and then let`s play catch up!
Of Course giving away a lead won`t happen next season, not when David Moyes is in charge, he will make sure we morph into mid table mediocrity achieving what Stoke and Evertonachieve! which is? ......Nothing! However, welcome back Steven Pienaar and hello Fellaini.
Most punters think Stoke will be a bit too strong for a Tottenham team that knows their manager won't be there next season. Actually they will be stronger than us because we know Moyes will be our manager next season!
Written by OyVeh Maria