We take on the Potters at the Lane at 4pm.
- Michael Dawson is set to become our only ever-present in the Premier League this season as Kyle Walker misses out through suspension. Like Kyle, Michael has started all 18 PL matches so far.
- Mousa Dembele has featured in 27 of our 29 matches in all competitions this season.
- A number of players have yet to face the Potters - Vlad Chiriches, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Lewis Holtby, Erik Lamela and Paulinho.
- However, Roberto Soldado has faced Stoke - he came off the bench in both legs as Valencia beat the Potters 1-0 home and away in the Europa League in February, 2012.
LEAGUE v STOKE
- We are unbeaten in our last three PL meetings against Stoke (1 win, 2 draws).
- We have only lost one of our last seven PL meetings against the Potters (won 4, drawn 2).
- There has only been one 0-0 PL draw in our 10 PL meetings - at the Lane in December, 2012. This is our only goalless draw in the last 24 league meetings against Stoke dating back to October, 1977.
- We have scored in six of the last seven PL meetings and in eight of the 10 PL clashes overall.
HOME LEAGUE v STOKE
- We are unbeaten in our last three home PL meetings against Stoke (1 win, 2 draws).
- We’ve drawn our last two home PL meetings.
HEAD TO HEAD
Our biggest league win against Stoke is a five-goal margin, last achieved in a 6-1 victory at Stoke's former Victoria Ground home in the old Division One on September 15, 1951.
Our biggest league win at the Lane is by a five-goal margin achieved by the 'Push And Run' title-winners, a 6-1 win in Division One on October 21, 1950.
The highest aggregate scoreline is seven goals - last occuring in a 4-3 win at the Lane in Division One, October 7, 1972.
HAT-TRICKS v STOKE
Only two players have scored hat-tricks against Stoke in our history, both at the Lane.
- Frank Osbourne at the Lane, a 3-1 win in the old Division Two, October, 1929.
- Steve Archibald at the Lane, a 4-1 win in the old Division One, May, 1983.